Object ID
2008.2.9
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Title
Vizier/Turkish Military Man
Date Created
April 13, 2013, 1965 – 2001
Alternative Name
Karaghiozi
Medium
Paint
Material
Polycarbonate
Object Entities
Louvrie, Demetra (created by)
Manzara, Thianda (is related to)
Lourvrire, Demetra (is related to)
Katses, John (is related to)
Kefalopoulos, George (is related to)
Gazepidis, Frixos (is related to)
Object Description
Male figure with black hair and beard, light brown jacket and cuffed pant, blue detail on jacket, red fez with yellow tassel, red fingernails, brown shoes and yellow sword at hip
Origin
Vizier/Turkish Military Man-The Vizier is a captain in the Turkish military. Generally seen as comfortably rich. Character description from Warmoes, V. Karaghiozi Shadow Theater. MA Thesis, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada, 1989) citing Ioanou, G. 1971. Karaghiosis, Vol. A (Athens: Ermis 1971). (http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/3555/1/ML56049.pdf) Thianda Manzara (daughter) donated the puppets and accessories from the estate of Demetra Louvrie (1931-2001). Louvrie studied with her great-uncle John Katses (Halsted Street cafe performer),l George Kefalopoulos (radio host), and Frixos Gazepidis. Louvrie taught and presented shows of Karaghiozi puppeteering throughout Illinois.
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Citation
Puppet, Shadow, April 13, 2013, 1965 – 2001, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7838. Accessed 10/16/21.