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presepio nativity scene
  • Italy
  • presepio nativity scene, circa 1770
  • Where object was made: Naples, Italy
  • wood, terracotta, paint, wire, string, cloth
  • Object Height: 101.6 cm
    Object Height: 40 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Perkins Central Court, 317, W1
  • 1928.7899
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Italian nativity scene or presepio. Figures in period costume. Most figures eight to ten inches tall. Heads, hands, feet are painted wood or terracotta, joined to armatures of wood or wire wrapped with string.