Overall (confirmed): 3 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 9/16 in. (8.7 x 16.7 x 11.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008
Not on view
The techniques of piqué incrusté (mother-of-pearl inlay) and piqué point-d’or (encrusted with miniscule gold nails) used to embellish this box originated in Naples during the late sixteenth century and reached their peak during the first half of the eighteenth century.
[ Galerie Aveline, Paris , until 1984; sold to Mrs. Wrightsman ] ; Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (1984–2009; to MMA)
Date: second half 18th centuryMedium: Polychromed terracotta head and wooden limbs; body of wire wrapped in tow; satin, silk and velvet garments; silver and gold metallic thread; glass buttons; coral beads and pearls; silver-gilt crownAccession: 64.164.82a, bOn view in:Gallery 305