Puppet from the Traditional Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre
Puppet created by Abraham Andonakos
Photographer: Michelle McFarlane
Image copyright Dimitri Katsoulis & Museum Victoria
Dimitri Katsoulis & Museum Victoria
This puppet was made in Greece in the mid 1950s by by puppet master and illustrator Abraham Andonakos, from plastic and painted with ink. It was used by Dimitri Katsoulis in his performances in Greece and Melbourne until the 1990s.
A two-dimensional acrylic figure, jointed at the waist, portraying the Devil. The figure is man-like, with horns, wings, beard and tail. The skin is red, highlighted with yellow. Finger and toenails are extended into claws. He carries a four-pronged spear. There is a small hole in one wing for the attachment of a supporting rod.
The devil only appears in a few performances and represents the spirit of evil.