Puppets. ANTIQUE WARRIOR PUPPET FROM INDIA. Puppet with carved wooden head, elaborate costume of brocade and metallic threads, with sword and shield, circa late 19th or early 20th century. The head about 7 inches, with crown, beard, twirling mustache, and strongly outlined eyes; the overall length of the figure about 28 inches. A thin crack in the wood from the base of the nose to the beard, some fraying to the metallic threads, else in very good condition. An imposing figure, with the quality of the carving, painting and costuming suggestive of considerable age.