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35mm slide

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu,F.T.6067

  • Description

    Slide (colour); a Greek shadow puppet of the character of Memetakis, a Turkish man, with a joint at the waist and several on the left arm for movement; Memetakis wearing a red fez hat, a jacket, a white shirt, red clkoth belt, pantaloons, and a pair of shoes; he is smoking a pipe and holding a walking stick; Athens, Greece.
    35mm slide, polyester

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • May 1970
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 3.5 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 2.5 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of slide mount
      • Inscription Content

        MEMETAKIS
        The
        old Amateur
        old mollas
      • Inscription Comment

        Black ink, handwritten
  • Curator's comments

    Contextualisation: This shadow puppet character would have been used in a Karagiosis (Greek shadow theatre) performance.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1970

  • Acquisition notes

    Collection of 35mm slides taken on a trip to Greece by Shelagh Weir, of Greek shadow puppets in the private collection of Dimitris Mollas.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Eu,F.T.6067

Slide (colour); a Greek shadow puppet of the character of Memetakis, a Turkish man, with a joint at the waist and several on the left arm for movement; Memetakis wearing a red fez hat, a jacket, a white shirt, red clkoth belt, pantaloons, and a pair of shoes; he is smoking a pipe and holding a walking stick; Athens, Greece.
35mm slide, polyester

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