Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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presepio figure, black male
  • Europe
  • presepio figure, black male, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: country unknown
  • wood, paint, gesso, carving, velvet, brocade, cotton
  • Object Height: 33.7 cm
    Object Height: 13 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2791.a

Carved, black painted wood with gesso underpainting figure wearing a green velvet coat with gold trim, brocade vest, white cotton breeches (full cut) with gold trim. Black velvet hat (no longer with figure) with gold and green trim.