"Eighteenth Century Neapolitan Presipio" Oakland Favorite Tip by billus

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Favorite thing: This 200 year old diorama "The Neapolitan Presepio" is inset in the Giles plaster cast. The background painting is contemporary by a local artist.

Fondest memory: "A trip to see the Neapolitan Presepio, one of the finest miniature Nativity scenes of its kind, is a Pittsburgh holiday tradition. More than 100 figures, created between 1700 and 1830 by Italian craftsmen, represent the Neapolitan concept of the Nativity in a richly detailed panorama of 18th-century Neapolitan village life."

http://www.cmoa.org/exhibitions/archives99fall.asp

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