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Marionette - Le Forgeron Marionettes, The Sultan, 1930-1956 Object Reg. No: HT 1409

Summary:
Hand made marionette depicting an Arabian Sultan. 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 an Arabian Sultan. He is weaing a yellow shirt, green embroidered jacket, red pants, black embroidered belt, and multi-coloured hat. He has a painted face, hand and feet (with painted slippers), and has black woolly hair poking out from under his 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: 630 mm (Height), 100 mm (Width), 200 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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