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The traditional puppets of Sicily are famous for their performances of the 16th-century Italian poem Orlando Furioso. The poem centres on the conflict between King Charlemagne in Europe and the Saracen King Agramante of Africa.

 

‘Angelica and Rinaldo’, rod and string puppet, 20th century

Sicily

Wood, metal and fabric

LI.2000.1.7084 and LI.2000.1.7085