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Presepio Figure
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Presepio Figure


Description Provenance Credit
Description Most Italian "presepio" or Christmas crèche figures were made 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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Period
ca. 1790 (Italian late Baroque)
Medium
painted terracotta hands, head, and feet, glass eyes, textile with heavy metallic thread brocade, sequins on hat, ivory finial on staff
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.604.3
Measurements
H: 14 9/16 x W: 6 11/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (37 x 17 x 9 cm); H of figure, hat, and staff: 13 9/16 x W: 6 11/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (34.5 x 17 x 9 cm); Figure H: 12 13/16 x W: 6 11/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (32.5 x 17 x 9 cm); Hat H: 1 9/16 x W: 2 15/16 x D: 2 3/4 in. (4 x 7.5 x 7 cm); Staff H: 11 1/4 x W: 9/16 x D: 9/16 in. (28.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm); H of staff with original tip: 1 3/4 x W: 9/16 x D: 9/16 in. (4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
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