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Punch and Judy puppet: the ghost

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Curiosities by aoleary
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2304
Description A glove pupper ghost, part of a Punch and Judy set belonging to puppeteer Peter Butchard (1909-2009). This is the 'look behind you' moment as the audience sees the ghost who is out of sight of Punch. The puppet has a wooden skull head, the body is white cotton (possibly originally from a pillowcase), with arms but no hands. A cloak of a lighter synthetic fabric goes over the ghost's head. The figure is machine sewn,.
Date made Unknown

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials cotton; synthetic fabric; wood
Measurements Overall: 520 mm x 380 mm x 60 mm
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