Neapolitan presepio – Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh






Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Neapolitan presepio
Exhibition > Jan. 7, 2009




A must-see holiday tradition for Pittsburgh families, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Neapolitan presepio delights museum visitors of all ages.


Neapolitan presepio

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Neapolitan presepio
Italian, 1700–1830
Carnegie Museum of Art
photo: Tom Little
© All rights reserved



The presepio, an elaborate Nativity scene re-created with lifelike miniature figures and animals arranged in a detailed panorama of 18th-century village life, has its origins in 17th- and 18th-century Naples and southern Italy.

Handcrafted by artisans between 1700 and 1830, the museum’s presepio includes more than 100 superbly modeled human and angelic figures, animals, accessories, and architectural elements, covering 250 square feet.The presepio is one of the finest and most complete examples of its kind.


Neapolitan presepio

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Neapolitan presepio
Italian, 1700–1830
Carnegie Museum of Art
photo: Tom Little
© All rights reserved

Neapolitan presepio

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Neapolitan presepio
Italian, 1700–1830
Carnegie Museum of Art
photo: Tom Little
© All rights reserved

Neapolitan presepio

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Neapolitan presepio
Italian, 1700–1830
Carnegie Museum of Art
photo: Tom Little
© All rights reserved


Guided tours of the Neapolitan presepio

Free docent-led tours of the Neapolitan presepio are offered Tues.–Sun., noon–12:30 p.m., Dec. 5 through Jan. 7. Tours meet in front of the museum store.






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