Figure from a Crèche: Standing Man

Painted wood and terracotta with various textiles | 27cm | 1780-1830

Unknown Artist

The practice of creating scenes of the Nativity for the home dates from the early 1700s in Italy, where people began to set up doll-like figures of about a foot or less in height. The custom was particularly popular in Naples around 1800, where crèch...
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