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presepio figure, female
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, female, circa 1770s
  • Where object was made: Naples, Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, cotton, silk, lace, brocading, appliqué, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 42 cm
    Object Height: 16 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1808
Label Text

Painted terracotta figure with wire armatures wrapped in twine. Figure wears white shirred cotton blouse, blue silk skirt with gold trim and floral design, brocaded white silk gold trim, wide lace dust ruffles, fine white cotton overskirt, appliquéd lace trim.