Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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presepio figure, female
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, female, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, paint, velvet, silk, beads, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 23.5 cm
    Object Height: 9 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1820

Painted terracotta figure with wire armature wrapped with twine. Bodice is red velvet; white blouse; green silk overskirt with yellow and pink border; red silk underskirt with yellow and white border; gold earrings; beaded necklace.