Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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presepio figure, female
  • Europe
  • presepio figure, female, date unknown
  • Where object was made: country unknown
  • wood, paint, gesso, carving, cotton, silk, velvet, embroidering
  • Object Height: 36.2 cm
    Object Height: 14 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2788
Description

Figure in white cotton blouse with gold trim, brown velvet waistcoat, gold trim, green grosgrain (a strong close-woven corded fabric usually of silk or rayon and often with cotton filler) apron with embroidered trim, red silk skirt with gold trim, head covering of cotton with gold trim. Carved painted wood with gesso underpainting. Dangling earrings, necklace, bracelet on both arms.