Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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presepio figure, donkey
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, donkey, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • wood, carving, paint, gesso, velvet, embossing
  • Object Height: 19.6 cm
    Object Height: 7 11/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1859

Donkey saddle red/purple embossed velvet with metallic fringe. Donkey is carved painted wood with gesso underpainting (from gray to dark brown).