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Creche camel

1998.5061.12 (RS23972)

Description

Plaster camel, part of creche set. Brown wool-like coating on exterior resembles fur. Head is raised, mouth open; mouth, eyes and nostrils are painted. Red string harness. Square saddle atop camel, painted blue w/ gold fringe, like a tapestry. Wooden hooves painted black.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
plaster
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Descriptive terms
Christmas
CRECHE
crèches (Christmas)
Painted
painting (coating)
plaster
Plaster
Dimensions
4.625 x 5.5 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5061.12
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24169

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