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Puppet, Mahna Mahna, 1992

Historical note
The Mahna Mahna puppet character first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969. Other appearances include The Muppet Show (1976-1981) and The Muppets (2011). The character was first performed by Jim Henson.

Accession number
2014.002.0077

Artist(s) / maker(s)
Designed by Jim Henson, Built by the Jim Henson Creature Shop.

The first Mahna Mahna puppet was built by Don Sahlin in 1969.

Dimensions
18 x 10 x 10 in.

Material
Textile, foam, feathers

Donor credit
A gift from the family of Jim Henson

Location
Not currently on view

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