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King's Oriental attendant

Maker:
Attributed to Giuseppe Sanmartino (Italian, 1720–1793)
Date:
second half 18th century
Culture:
Italian, Naples
Medium:
Polychromed terracotta head and wooden limbs; body of wire wrapped in tow; silk and satin garments with silver and gold metallic thread; brass dagger in velvet sheath
Dimensions:
a) H. of figure: 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm.); b) L. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); c) Diam. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Crèche
Credit Line:
Gift of Loretta Hines Howard, 1964
Accession Number:
64.164.87a–c
Not on view
Eugenio Catello , Naples, until ca. 1955 ; Loretta Hines Howard (until 1964; bequeathed to MMA)
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