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presepio figure, male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, paint, wood, velvet, silk, embroidering, leather, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 36.9 cm
    Object Height: 14 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1845
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Standing male figure. Painted terracotta figure with wire armature wrapped with twine, terracotta arms and legs. Figure wears a scarf with small black and white checkers, green velvet vest with small silver buttons, gold coat with thread-covered buttons, brown knee-length trousers, blue silk stockings with embroidery, and leather shoes. Figure carries a wooden stick.