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presepio figure, angel
  • Europe
  • presepio figure, angel, date unknown
  • Where object was made: country unknown
  • terracotta, paint, sequin, taffeta, wire, twine
  • Object Height: 19.1 cm
    Object Height: 7 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2798
Description

Painted terracotta, legless figure with wire armatures wrapped with twine. Figure wears white taffeta robe with gold sequins, white organza (a sheer dress fabric, as of silk or nylon, resembling a very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish) veiling.