Neopolitan Presepio Villager in Original Costume

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11" (28 cm.) Terra cotta shoulder head with sculpted unruly grey hair,enamel eyes,painted brows,large ruddy-tipped nose,ruddy cheeks,closed mouth with sculpted teeth,hemp-wrapped body,terra cotta hands and feet,with painted green stockings and black shoes with red flaps. Condition: generally excellent. silk pants are frail. Comments: Neopolitan,early 19th century. Value Points: most expressive features,depicting a village person,with artistic original painting,original silk costume.
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