This is a LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY Creche figure, probably created for a noble home. Today the beauty of her silk dressing with metallic laced appliques are proof of her holy splendor. She has an Italian pretty face with molded black hair, glass eyes, sweet smile, carved finely molded figure, standing with hands expressively posed. She has painted and gesso wooden head, arms, and legs, and body molded with hemp stuffing. Figure is 16 inch tall.