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Glove Puppet - Policeman

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T5676
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1850 - 1925


Pine, polychrome puppet from a set of Punch and Judy characters made in England after 1860. The Policeman is one of the key players in a traditional Punch and Judy show where his role is to arrest Punch after his attacks on Judy and other members of the cast.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Carved, painted and sewn.
Place of Origin:England


Height:57.5 cm
Width:19 cm

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