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presepio figure, male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta,wood, paint, beads, netting, satin, faille, silk, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 38.8 cm
    Object Height: 15 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1847

Painted terracotta figure with wire armature wrapped with twine. Figure wears a turban of netting and beads, long red satin coat trimmed with gold, gold faille with much ornamentation, blue silk pantaloons, string sandals. Gold chain necklace. Body is painted wood.