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presepio figure, male
  • Giuseppe Sanmartino
    1720–1793
    born: Naples, Italy ; died: Naples, Italy ; active: Italy
  • presepio figure, male, late 1700s
  • 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
  • On view: Kemper Balcony, 408, C6
  • 0000.1803
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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.