Art/ Collection/ Art Object

King's Oriental attendant

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 sword
Dimensions:
a) H. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm.); b) Diam. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.)
Classification:
Crèche
Credit Line:
Gift of Loretta Hines Howard, 1964
Accession Number:
64.164.89a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Painted in black on sole of right foot: 10
Eugenio Catello , Naples, until ca. 1955 ; Loretta Hines Howard (until 1964; bequeathed to MMA)
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