Part of the framing from a diorama which would have showed mannequins from a scene in a play, and which would have part of the displays within a temple.
McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Uralla
A well-preserved example of a diorama at Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG), an image of which is shown below, sheds further light on this object. The QVMAG diorama has a frame surround which is a very close match for several fragments held in at McCrossin’s Mill Museum: Mannequin frame section 1, Mannequin frame section 2, Mannequin frame section 3 and Mannequin frame section 4). McCrossin’s Mill also holds a Mannequin stand which would have been part of the structure of the diorama.
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