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Presepio Figure of the Black Magus
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Presepio Figure of the Black Magus


Description Provenance Credit
Description This small clothed "presepio" figure is one of the Magi. 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 head and feet, wooden hands, glass eyes, composite cloth body, textile with metallic brocade, sequins and glass insets
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.604.1
Measurements
H: 6 5/16 x W: 16 1/8 x D: 3 3/4 in. (16 x 41 x 9.5 cm); H of figure and hat: 15 3/8 x W: 6 5/16 x D: 3 3/4 in. (39 x 16 x 9.5 cm); Figure H: 13 3/4 x W: 6 5/16 x D: 3 3/4 in. (35 x 16 x 9.5 cm); Hat H: 2 3/8 x W: 1 15/16 x D: 1 9/16 in. (6 x 5 x 4 cm)
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