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Neopolitan Presepio with Expression of Reverence

Lot Number: 
63
14" (36 cm.) Terra cotta shoulder head inclined to the right and gazing downward,brown sculpted hair in ornately-sculpted arrangement,inset brown enamel eyes,feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth,hemp-wrapped armature body with terra cotta lower arms and legs,expressively-posed fingers and defined toes with sculpted detail,nicely re- costumed in silks and braid. Condition: generally excellent,some flaking of original finish on hands. Comments: Neopolitan,early 19th century. Value Points: very beautiful face with fine original complexion and painting.
Realized Price: 
$1,100
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200