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Presepio Figure


Description Provenance Credit
Description Most Italian "presepio" or Christmas crèche figures were produced in Naples.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby's, London, December 1999, lot 153; Walters Art Museum, 2000, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Renaissance and Baroque Acquisition Fund, 2000

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Creator
Period
ca. 1790 (Italian late Baroque)
Medium
painted terracotta, glass, textile with metallic embroidery, wood and steel (?), organic overlay on wood (bark (?), plaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.604.6
Measurements
H: 14 3/8 x W: 5 11/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (36.5 x 14.5 x 9 cm); H of figure, hat, sword and staff: 13 3/4 x W: 5 11/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (35 x 14.5 x 9 cm); Figure H: 12 13/16 x W: 5 11/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (32.5 x 14.5 x 9 cm); Hat H: 1 3/4 x W: 2 3/16 x D: 2 1/2 in. (4.5 x 5.5 x 6.3 cm); Staff H: 10 1/16 x W: 9/16 x D: 9/16 in. (25.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm); Sword H: 6 3/16 x W: 3/8 x D: 13/16 in. (15.7 x 1 x 2 cm); Original tip of staff H: 1 7/16 x W: 9/16 x D: 9/16 in. (3.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
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Not On View

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