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King's Oriental attendant

Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Italian (Naples)
Medium:
Polychromed terracotta head; wooden limbs; body of wire wrapped in tow; silk garments with silver and gold thread and buttons; gilt-metal sword
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm.)
Classification:
Crèche
Credit Line:
Gift of Loretta Hines Howard, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.148.3
Not on view
Inscription: Text lined on vest:
Theatre De St. Charles Notice des Autres:
La grandeur et la beauté de ce Théâtre le rendent le plus remarquable de l'Italie. Il fut construit sous Charles III en 1737 d'après le plan du Chevalier Medrano qu'Ange Carasale exécuta en 270 jours. Mais un incendie ayant grandement... le Théâtre en 1815, on...

Also pinned to inside of vest are: one label M2- and a portion of a label : 36. One label attached to sword: 907.
Loretta Hines Howard (until 1978; to MMA)
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