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presepio figure, female
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, female, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, pearl, silk, faille, wire, twine, netting, lace
  • Object Height: 40.6 cm
    Object Height: 16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Kemper Balcony, 408, C7
  • 0000.1868

Painted terracotta figure with wire armature wrapped with twine. Figure has a veil of netting with gold, pearls; a white silk coat with gold trim, gold faille vest with much ornamentation, white pantaloons, and painted boots. Blue cuffs with trim and lace. White skort with blue decoration. Natural cape with metal decorations. Mesh headdress with gold trim and pearls. Body is made up of painted wood.