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presepio figure, male (Joseph)
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male (Joseph), late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, silk, metal, wire, twine, lace
  • Object Height: 39.3 cm
    Object Height: 15 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1811

Painted terracotta figure with wire armatures wrapped with twine. Figure wearing a grayish purple robe and yellow cloak in silk, and a metal halo. Off white underskirt with lace collar. Painted wood body.