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presepio figure, Balthazar the Magus
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, Balthazar the Magus, circa 1770
  • Where object was made: Naples, Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, silk, velvet
  • Object Height: 35.6 cm
    Object Height: 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1873
Label Text

Black magi with purple silk velvet robe with gold trims, white and greeb turban with silver and gold trim. Dark brown painted wooden body. Painted terracotta head.