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presepio figure, male with bagpipes
  • Giuseppe Gori
    active circa 1770–1810
    active: Italy
  • presepio figure, male with bagpipes, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, brocade, silk, velvet, wire, twine, wood, leather
  • Object Height: 38.8 cm
    Object Height: 15 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1802

Painted terracotta figure with wire armatures wrapped in twine. Figure wearing blue brocade silk coat, gold trim, gray, pink bracaded vest, red silk cummerbund, brown velvet trousers, white silk stockings, leather shoes. Legs and arms are terracotta. Figure has wood and leather bagpipes.