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Angel puppet

Puppet
1970 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painted wooden jelutong head, hands and torso. Jointed wooden arms with rods attached to the hands. Has grey and white cotton yarn hair and black beads for eyes with a carved mouth and eyebrows. Wearing long white silky robe. Wings are separate and made of shaped wire with white cotton net.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Wings
  • Puppet
  • Angel Puppet
Materials and Techniques
Carved jelutong wood with painted decoration, sewn and glued decoration, shaped wire with cotton net
Brief Description
Puppet representing an angel. Made by John Thirtle for Richard Gill's play The Prince and the Puppets in 1970.
Physical Description
Painted wooden jelutong head, hands and torso. Jointed wooden arms with rods attached to the hands. Has grey and white cotton yarn hair and black beads for eyes with a carved mouth and eyebrows. Wearing long white silky robe. Wings are separate and made of shaped wire with white cotton net.
Dimensions
  • From the top of the crown to the bottom of the base height: 96cm
  • From arm to arm width: 45
  • Height of wing height: 67cm
  • Width of wing width: 53cm
Content description
Angel was made for Richard Gill's play The Prince and the Puppet in 1970.
Credit line
Lanchester Collection
Subjects depicted
Literary References
  • The puppet Angel is based on the biblical figure.
Collection
Accession Number
S.1035:1-2011

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record createdMarch 15, 2012
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