Marionette Doll. Doll A. Series XI. Box 11
13” high and 5” wide
Wood, cloth, and other mixed mediums of paper-mache and plastic
This doll is one of two puppets or Marionettes. The doll follows the traditions of the black-face entertainer. The doll has dark skin, bulging eyes, and an exaggerated large nose, plus large red lips. The doll wears bright colored clothes that are long trousers and a short coat. This is a stereotypical outfit of the black-face minstrel. This doll is holding maracas to show that he is an entertainer.
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