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presepio figure, female
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, female, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, silk, cotton, gauze, wire, twine, thread
  • Object Height: 27.9 cm
    Object Height: 11 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1875

Painted terracotta figure with wire armature with twine, terracotta arms. Figure has a white blouse with puffy sleeves, red velvet oversleeves with gold trim on upper arms, red velvet bodice with straps decorated with gold trim, bodice laced with pink thread, green silk skirt with bands of red and gold trim at bottom, a white cotton gauze head wrap, red velvet apron with bands of blue and gold trim at top and bands of pink and gold trim at bottom.