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Slide (colour); Stavrakas, a Greek shadow puppet character, made with a joint movement at the hip and a hole on the shoulder where the karagiosopecte (puppeteer) can manoeuvre the character; Stavrakas is designed with a moustache, and wearing a brown hat, a brown jacket, a green waistcoat, a white shirt, tie, a red garment wrapped around his waist with a knife tucked in, green striped trousers and kolomboi (worry beads) hanging from his trouser pocket; Athens, Greece.
35mm slide, polyester
- May 1970
- Photographed in: Athens
- Height: 3.5 centimetres (image)
- Width: 2.5 centimetres (image)
- Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
Inscription Positionfront of slide mount
Inscription CommentBlack ink, handwritten
Contextualisation: This shadow puppet character would have been used in a Karagiosis (Greek shadow theatre) performance.
Related image: Eu-F.T.-6032 and Eu-F.T.-6075
- Associated with: Athens
Collection of 35mm slides taken on a trip to Greece by Shelagh Weir, of Greek shadow puppets in the private collection of Dimitris Mollas.
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Object reference number: EPF113022
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