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presepio figure, female
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, female, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, cotton, lace, velvet, silk, leather, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 40 cm
    Object Height: 15 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1817

Wire armature wrapped with twine, terracotta arms and legs. Figure wears a white cotton shirred blouse with lace trim at neck and wrists, brown velvet oversleeves with gold trimmed, blue cuffs, blue silk bodice, red silk skirt with much trimming, blue apron with elaborate trimming, white shawl with lace trim, leather shoes.