35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); a scene from a Greek shadow puppet play 'In the Claws of the Gestapo'; the character Karagiosis stands in the centre, being questioned by a German military official and three German army soldiers; Karagiosis is wearing a green jacket and green pair of trousers with patches of red and yellow covering torn areas, and a red tie; the three soldiers on the right are wearing World War 2 uniforms consisting of a helmet, green military jacket and trousers, with a Nazi insignia armband; the soldier nearest to Karagiosis is carrying an automatic gun; the German military official is wearing a green hat, and green military jacket and trousers; on the far left is Karagiosis hut; Athens, Greece.
35mm slide, polyester
- Production date
- July 1969
Height: 2.50 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 3.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
Part of a collection of 60 slides taken for Rinvolucri and given together with full explanation, and a list of the slides. Each slide bears a number relating to this list, which includes 204 slides and identifies the character or subject (see inscription). Rinvolucri also supplied a full explanation (see Eu-F.T.-6305).
Inscribed onto the design of Karagiosis' hut used by the puppeteer Avraam is the word "ΛΟΡΔΟΚΟΜΕΙΟΝ". This literally translates to the House of Lords, but also the word "ΛΟΡΔΟ" in Greek slang translates to being very hungry. It is therefore meant as a joke towards the character Karagiosis' low status and constant hunger.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number