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Puppet

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, composition, synthetic fabric, ribbon, braid and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:

    S.592-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of Columbine. She has carved and painted hands, arms, legs and feet. Her painted face, hair and blue hat are moulded from composition material and there is damage to the paint on the nose and above the mouth. She wears a scarlet synthetic fabric dress trimmed at the cuffs and hem with pink ribbon and held in at her waist with silver braid. Attached to a wooden control bar

Date

mid 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, composition, synthetic fabric, ribbon, braid and string

Object history note

This puppet, S.589 - S.591-2001, and S.593-2001 were made for a production called Harlequinade

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Wood; Paint; Composition (material); Synthetic fabric; Ribbon; Braid; String (fiber product)

Techniques

Carving; Painting; Sewing; Moulding

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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