Vintage marionette from Sicily, called a “pupo.” Puppet theater shows are an old tradition in Sicily, dating to the 19th century, often depicting medieval battles between knights and the Moors. This handcrafted armored pupo is the character Orlando and is a Catania style pupo with straight legs and sword at the ready. The head is handpainted ceramic while the rest of the body is wood.
Condition is very good with minor wear; tarnish to the metal armor.
Dimensions: 8” wide x 4” deep x 21” h (+ 9” of metal rod)