Rod puppet of Death as a skeleton with a scythe. The puppet is made of carvd wood and painted silver. The scythe is made of iron, and attached to the arm of the puppet with wire. The arms move, and are articulated with a wire that is attached to the copper alloy rod for the puppet. This wire can be pulled to move the arms up and down.
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