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
  • wood, beads, velvet, cotton, taffeta, silk, paint
  • Object Height: 25.4 cm
    Object Height: 10 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Kemper Balcony, 408, C1
  • 0000.1830

Standing female figure. Red velvet jacket with cotton handkerchief around her neck, taffeta plaided handkerchief around her head. Light blue silk dress with gold and light pink trimming. Gold bead necklace. Painted red socks and blue shoes.