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presepio figure, male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male, circa 1770s
  • Where object was made: Naples, Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, lace, cotton, leather, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 38.2 cm
    Object Height: 15 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1803
Label Text

Painted terracotta figure with wire armatures wrapped with twine. Arms are terracotta, and legs are wooden. Figure wears a rough cotton laced coat, coarsely-woven brown cotton pants, leather shoulder pouch, and leather hat.