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Typically carried by a jester or harlequin, the miniature head often reflects the costume of the jester who carries it. Modern marottes typically have music boxes or other machinery built into the head. Older marottes may utilize swivel heads with bells.
In the children's TV series Rentaghost, the stick was referred to as a "Tiny Timothy".
In Verdi's opera Rigoletto, the singer of the title role, a jester, carries a marotte, which often has on it the faces of comedy and tragedy.
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