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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
wood, painted terracotta, textile with metallic thread, sequins, ivory, glass, copper alloy
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.604.4
Measurements
H: 15 3/4 x W: 5 1/8 x D: 3 3/4 in. (40 x 13 x 9.5 cm); H of figure, hat and staff: 14 9/16 x W: 5 1/8 x D: 3 3/4 in. (37 x 13 x 9.5 cm); Figure H: 13 3/4 x W: 5 1/8 x D: 3 3/4 in. (35 x 13 x 9.5 cm); Hat H: 2 3/16 x W: 2 3/4 x D: 2 15/16 in. (5.5 x 7 x 7.5 cm); Staff H: 11 1/4 x W: 1/2 x D: 1/2 in. (28.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm); H of staff with original tip: 1 9/16 x W: 1/2 x D: 1/2 in. (4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
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