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presepio figure, male
  • Italy
  • presepio figure, male, circa 1770s
  • Where object was made: Naples, Italy
  • terracotta, wood, paint, silk, faille, embroidering, imitation fur, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 36.9 cm
    Object Height: 14 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1807
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Painted terracotta figure with wire armatures wrapped with twine. Terracotta arms, wooden legs. Figure wears a long white silk faille coat, heavily embroidered with silver, gray faille trimmed vest, imitation leopard fur shirt, yellow silk pantaloons. Gold and white turban.