King's Oriental attendant

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

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