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  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, wool, composition and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of Pantaloon. His painted face, curly white beard and hair are moulded from composition material. He has carved and painted hands, arms, legs and feet, and wears a black woollen jacket and ragged trousers cut off at the knee. The jacket has a large yellow collar with scalloped edges. Attached to a wooden control bar


mid 20th century (made)


Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, wool, composition and string

Object history note

This puppet, S.589 - S.590-2001, and S.592 - S.593-2001 were made for a production called Harlequinade

Descriptive line

Marionette of Pantaloon. Mayhew Puppet Theatre. English, mid 20th century


Wood; Paint; Wool (textile); Composition (material); String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting; Sewing; Moulding


Theatre and Performance Collection

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