Hand made marionette depicting a monkey hanging by its tail from a trapeze. It was manufactured and operated in Melbourne by Alex and Murray Smith, who performed as part of Le Forgeron Marionettes from 1930 until 1956.

Physical Description

Marionette depicting a monkey, made of brown fake fur. His hands and feet are made of beige felt; they have quite a few holes in them and are discoloured. The monkey's face is also made from beige felt. The fabric has completely disintegrated around his left plastic eye. His facial features have been drawn on in red and black. He wears a small red hat and hangs from a trapeze by his tail. The trapeze consists of a cylindrical piece of wood hanging from two pieces of rope. The monkey has no mechanism

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