Add this shop to my favorites. Large Neapolitan santon polychrome wood (head and hands apparent), terracotta head, sulphide eyes, representing a bald man standing, vintage eighteenth century. This santon is in good general condition. The inside of the body is horsehair or tow. A note: missing two pieces of fingers on the right hand (ring and ear), his clothes are damaged and torn in places, small accidents on the head (including lack at the nose), one leg is shorter than the other , wear and dirt of time.
The Neapolitan cribs are very different from those that can be seen in churches by the importance of secular scenes, they are not limited to staging the nativity, the child Jesus surrounded by the holy family but have vast compositions with abundant decorations and multiple characters often collaborated by the best artists. Its spectacular character and its scenographic richness, are only possible thanks to the activity of several artists and craftsmen architects, sculptors, painters, goldsmiths, ceramists, tailors, etc. Indeed, thanks to their imagination, they succeeded in reproducing the daily life of the Neapolitans of the seventeenth and seventeenth century.The elegance of the figuration and the finesse of execution of these santons also reveals the quality of the know-how of the Neapolitan artisans. The market, the hotel business, the dances, the street vendors, the beggars, the tavern, the various trades, the guard of the flocks, the royal procession, and all that was within the reach of everyday life or fantasy, had its place in Neapolitan cribs testifies to the richness and variety of this artisanal production. Height: 33 cm width: between arms 14 cm. The item \The seller is \This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.