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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Woodworker William Simmonds
Description String puppet, Classical soldier, carved and painted wooden body and helmet with articulated joints, and linen skirt.
Decoration Gold-painted shin guards, shoulder plates and helmet. Helmet decorated with red/white ridge with wild boar in black/white to ear flaps. Painted wood tunic with carved wood to represent leather breast plate. Weighted linen skirt.
Id Number Current Accession 2003.1.19
Subject furniture and woodwork, puppet, string puppet
Measurements 49 centimetres
Rights Owner Managed by the Crafts Study Centre.
Technique carving
Process Articulated limbs strung with waxed thread. No operating mechanism present.

 

 

 

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