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presepio figure, black male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, black male, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, satin, brocade, sequin
  • Object Height: 18.4 cm
    Object Height: 7 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1825

Possible the magi Balthazar. Standing figure wears white pants, green brocade with sequence and gold for his jacket, red boots, gold earrings. Wears a white undershirt and yellow and peach vest. White turbin with peach vlevet on top and yellow and pearl trim. Painted terracotta head with wooden body.