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Puppet in the form of a bird

Accession Number
1983/2.177

Title
Puppet in the form of a bird

Artist(s)
Malian

Object Creation Date
circa 1960

Medium & Support
carved wood, paint, cloth and synthetic hair

Dimensions
42 15/16 in x 13 in x 7 1/16 in (109 cm x 33 cm x 18 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Pinsof

Label copy
Performances with movable rod-puppets are held twice annually in the afternoon or evening in the region of Segou. These dramas, which began in the late 19th century, praise and approve traditional social roles and appropriate behavior.

Primary Object Classification
Puppets

Primary Object Type
marionette

Collection Area
African

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Keywords
Birds
Entertainment
entertaining
puppets (recreational artifacts)
toys
toys (recreational artifacts)

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