A Beautiful Neopolitan Presepio Woman with Sculpted Blue Cap

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12" (30 cm.) Having a terra cotta head turned strongly to the right,with sculpted deeply-comb- marked brown hair captured under a modeled blue cap with red border and bow,inset enamel eyes,rich dark complexion with blushed cheeks,chin and nose tip,painted brows,closed mouth in solemn expression. She has a hemp-wrapped body and terra cotta hands and lower legs,painted green stockings and orange shoes. Condition: generally excellent,three finger tips broken on left hand. Comments: Neopolitan from a presepio scene of an affluent Italian family,early 19th century. Value Points: very beautiful face with artistic painting of complexion and features,rare sculpted cap,and wearing her original richly braid-trimmed silk costume.
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