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presepio figure, seated female (Virgin Mary) and throne
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, seated female (Virgin Mary) and throne, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, taffeta, cotton, lace, wire, twine, carving, plaster, velvet, satin, gold
  • Object Height: female figure 20.3 cm
    Object Height: female figure 8 in
    Object Height: throne 40.7 cm
    Object Height: throne 16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1806 and 0000.1858

Female figure identified as the Virgin Mary. Figure wears blue taffeta robe, white cotton blouse, lace trimed, white taffeta inner. Halo attached to head.

Throne (in Baroque style) covered in gold leaf and red satin. Seat is removableocration. Wood with plaster, covered with gold leaf. Chair seat removable.