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Guard - antique marionette

This antique marionette of a soldier was designed around 1940 by the graphic artist Jan Benda.


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In the case of the sale of this puppet, we dedicate half of the amount collected to the development of PUP - Puppet University Prague

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Overview
  • Availability: Available (1 pcs)
  • Size: 85 cm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Material: Wood
  • Production: Hand carved
  • Mobility: Exposition (low)
  • Designer: Jan Benda (antique)
  • Gender Man
  • Character: Royal court
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Antique marionette of a soldier in armor

In addition to a metal vest with an ornament, this soldier also has a shirt made of beautiful fabric, a wooden helmet and a halberd made of wood. Also worth mentioning are the red pants and wooden shoes, which evoke the illusion of real shoes. However, his biggest advantage must be his original, even caricature expression and bulbous nose. This marionette will simply never bore you.

It can be concluded that this marionette was a comic character appearing in farces. The farce was at one time the most widespread department of puppet theater. It is a short, two to three act comedy. It was often really exaggerated and parodied current socio-political events. This form of theater has been known since the Middle Ages and not only in marionettes, remember the world-famous Molière!

Jan Benda

Jan Benda (1897-1967) was a Czech graphic artist, draftsman and later a puppeteer. After being wounded on the Italian front, he was employed at the Archaeological Institute in Prague. He then began working with various Czech puppeteers to design and process marionettes, which he also modeled. Some of his marionette designs were processed by the company of the Czech carver Josef Kalous.

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Joshua Alden 17. 6. 2021bbbbb

Great seller, very beautiful marionette, thank you

Aria Moretti 15. 6. 2021bbbbb

The puppet is so beautifully created, I love it

Moe Armstrong 14. 6. 2021bbbbb

I put on some Deuter music and have this puppet dance. My friends love it. I love it

Moe Armstrong 14. 6. 2021bbbbb

Wow this is the real cowboy. The cowboy without a horse is what I call him. He is the star of the show. My friends love him. I am from New Mexico. I know cowboys. This marionette is the best for me

Moe Armstrong 14. 6. 2021bbbbb

This puppet has surpassed my expectations. This Dracula is going to have his own show. My friends fall over laughing and enjoy the shows that I do for them.



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