Object ID
2008.2.17
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Title
Kopriti
Date Created
April 12, 2013, 1965 – 2001
Alternative Name
Karaghiozi
Medium
Paint
Material
Polycarbonate
Object Entities
Louvrie, Demetra (created by)
Manzara, Thianda (is related to)
Louvrie, 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 flat top hairstyle and side burns, white and black patterend shirt wtih purple vest, brown and yellow stripe shorts, bare legs and feet, red fingernails
Origin
Kopriti is not a traditional Karaghiozi character. 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 12, 2013, 1965 – 2001, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7846. Accessed 10/16/21.