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Catalog Number 2007.021.00032
Object Name Marionette
Description Marionette figure hand-made by Lorene Byrnes Burns of a "Fairy Godfather." A slip of paper with the word "Fairy Godfather" was taped to the storage bag.

The figure is of a man with sandy-colored hair that has been stitched to the marionette's head. Features have also been stitched into the cloth face. He is wearing a black suit and bowtie, the material for the suit is thin, shiny and rubbery to the touch. On his back is a white mesh material fanned out it looks like wings. From above, the figure is controlled by a wooden T-shaped handle to which it is attached with black strings. The feet and hands are weighted down (from the inside) with ball bearings.
Year Range from 1930.0
Year Range to 1970.0
Dimensions H-11 W-10 inches
Imagefile 071\200702100032.JPG