Gr. H. 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm);
Gr. W. 15 in. (38 cm.);
Gr. D. 12 in. (31 cm.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Bever, in memory of Professor Rudolf Berliner, 1993
Not on view
The nature of the Sicilian crèche technique is very different from that of the Neopolitan. The latter is the work of numerous hands not only in the production of the figures themselves but also in their orchestration within the assembled crèche. Sicilian figures, on the other hand, although rougher in finish are entirely made by the individual artists who not only mold their clothing but also control the grouping of the figures within separate vignettes.
Prof. Rudolph Berliner ; Dr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Bever (until 1993; to MMA)
Date: ca. 1790–1800Medium: Carved, gilded and painted walnut, reverse-painted glass (verre églomisé), cut and voided 17th-century crimson silk velvet probably not original to the chairAccession: 1992.173.2On view in:Gallery 508