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Marionette - Le Forgeron Marionettes, Elephant, 1930-1956 Object Reg. No: HT 1407

Summary:
Hand made marionette depicting a domesticated Elephant. It was manufactured and operated in Melbourne by Alex and Murray Smith, who performed as part of Le Forgeron Marionettes from 1930 until 1956.
Description:
Marionette depicting a domesticated elephant. He is covered in grey cloth, and has movable legs, trunk and ears. He has glass eyes, and is weaing a green fringed rug, edged with silver sequins, on his back and a matching hat. There are operating strings attached to numerous parts of him, including his head, limps and shoulders. The feet have been weighted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kaye Smith, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 350 mm (Height), 120 mm (Width), 430 mm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Le Forgeron Marionette Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Puppetry
Tertiary Classification: marionettes
Creator: Le Forgeron Marionettes, Croydon, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1956
User: Le Forgeron Marionettes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1956

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