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Tumbling Acrobat

Origin: Germany
Closed: OH: 4 3/8" x OL: 6 1/2" x OD: 2 7/8"
Wood, paper, and fabric
Gift of Anonymous Donors
Acc. No. 1971-828
The acrobat figure is stored in a drawer in a rectangular paper-covered box. The box transform into a stepped platform -- a stand rises up from the top of the box and the drawer pulls out from the bottom. The jointed figure contains a lead pellet with mercury (discovered through x-ray) in the center of his torso which causes him to tumble down the steps when set on the edge of the uppermost step.