Neopolitan Baroque Creche Male Figure

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Neopolitan Baroque Creche Male Figure

19th Century Neopolitan Baroque Creche Male Figure in original handmade clothing and measures 13″ tall. Head is made from finely detailed terracotta, and the legs are made from wood.

A Crèche is a nativity scene. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, created the first nativity in 1223. Naples, Italy is the center of this tradition. What started with life-sized wooden figures to be placed in front of a church, evolved into scenes made of small, very expressive terracotta figurines. Over time the original religious themes expanded to include figures from all walks of everyday life.

See Figures like these at New York’s Metropolitan Museum

See other Antique Baroque Neopolitan Figures at The Ark

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