Loading color scheme


What is the most popular puppet in Czech puppet theatre? It’s not a princess, or Simple Honza. It’s the devil! And Belial the Devil is the pride of our collection.

One of the oldest puppets in Karel Novák’s exhibition, Belial the Devil, was carved by Jan Kubeška some time between 1820 and 1830. Belial appeared in the theatre of Jan Nepomuk Lašťovka, and then in later years passed smoothly into the experienced hands of Ludva Novák, one of the most talented Czech puppeteers of the first half of the 20th century.

We use cookies

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.