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presepio figure, male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, wood, brocade, faille, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 35 cm
    Object Height: 13 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1814

Painted terracotta figure with wire armatures wrapped with twine. Terracotta arms, wooden legs. Figure wears a brocade vest that is white, peach and light green, tiny silver buttons, matching coat and knee trousers, brown faille, silver buttons, and painted shoes. Painted wood body.