Iskander/ Alexander the Great

Rod puppet representing Iskander (Alexander the Great), wearing a red plush, two-tone robe and skirt with areas a round frontal element in yellow applique decorated with gold pigment, and similar elements at neck and cuffs. Painted papier mache head, articulated by means of a mechanism attached to a nylon thread, with pink cloth turban above two wooden horns and a gold paper crown. Papier mache hands operated by two metal rods with wooden handles. Central metal rod. Puppet was purchased from the workshop's own collection for US$30.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: