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presepio figure, male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, paint, wood, silk, brocade, faille, taffeta, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 41 cm
    Object Height: 16 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1809.a,b

Painted terracotta figure (a) with wire armatures wrapped with twine. Terracotta arms and wooden legs. Figure wears white silk cloak, brocaded gold-trimmed sleeveless coat, green brocades sleeves, ornate cuffs, gray faille, gold trimmed vest, blue gold trimmed cummerbund, checked taffeta pantaloons. Wearing a purple and white trimmed turban (b).