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St. Joseph

Maker:
Attributed to Salvatore di Franco (active 18th century)
Date:
second half 18th century
Culture:
Italian, Naples
Medium:
Polychromed terracotta head and wooden limbs; body of wire wrapped in tow; various fabrics; silver-gilt halo and staff
Dimensions:
a) Figure: H. 16 in. (40.6 cm.); b) Halo: Diam.3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.); c) Staff: H. 18 in. (45.7cm.)
Classification:
Crèche
Credit Line:
Gift of Loretta Hines Howard, 1964
Accession Number:
64.164.3a–c
Not on view
Marking: On front of halo b), above left forking of hook: SR in diamond
Eugenio Catello , Naples (until ca. 1955) ; Loretta Hines Howard (until 1964; bequeathed to MMA)
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