1 Pulcinella sculpture
Lot 20
A Naples terracotta figure of Pulcinella late 18th or 19th century
Sold for £1,020 (US$ 1,593) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Naples terracotta figure of Pulcinella
late 18th or 19th century
Holding out his right arm, a sack in his left hand, standing on a black base, decorated in white and black 21.5cm high (re-stuck to the base)

Footnotes

  • It is possible that this Pulcinella was not made for a so-called presepe or traditional Neapolitan Christmas crèche, but to be placed on a wall mounting or in a Scarabattola. The larger base could indicate that this figure was meant to stand on its own rather than to be fitted in a larger crèche. For further reading on Neapolitan terracotta figures see Caròla-Perrotti 1986, p. 599ff.
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