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presepio figure, female
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, female, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, paint, wood, cotton, lace, brocade, silk, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 29.8 cm
    Object Height: 11 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1834

Painted terracotta figure with wire armature wrapped with twine. Terracotta arms, wooden legs. Standing figure has a purple head covering gold trim, shirred white cotton blouse with lace trim, blue brocade half-sleeves, blue silk pleated skirt with yellow and red trim, and a faded red silk apron.