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  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, composition, cotton, ribbon and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of the Clown. He has carved and painted hands, legs and shoes and moulded hair in characteristic 3-pointed clown-style, painted black and integral to the head. He wears a red and white striped jacket with a white ruff of nylon ribbon at his neck, and blue cotton breeches with small and large white dots. Both legs are painted with red and blue patterns over a white base. Attached to a wooden control bar


mid 20th century (made)


Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, composition, cotton, ribbon and string

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

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


Wood; Paint; Composition (material); Cotton (textile); Ribbon; String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting; Sewing; Moulding


Theatre and Performance Collection

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