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presepio figure, male
  • Giuseppe Sanmartino
    1720–1793
    born: Naples, Italy ; died: Naples, Italy ; active: Italy
  • presepio figure, male, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, burlap, leather
  • Object Height: 25.4 cm
    Object Height: 10 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Kemper Balcony, 408, C2
  • 0000.1822
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Painted terracotta figure with wire armature wrapped with twine. Standing figure wears a burlap coat, leather belt and shoulder pouch. Holds a wooden bowl, and has green leather breeches. Painted wood body.