Creche camel

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-24169

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

Descriptive Terms

crèches (Christmas)
painting (coating)
plaster
Christmas
Plaster
Painted
Christmas
CRECHE

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Ceremonial Artifact

Dimensions

4.625 x 5.5 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5061.12