*Rococo Revisited
The Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ceramic Neapolitan Nativity scenes and figures, known as presepio in Italy, are among the most collectible in the world. The ancient port city of Naples has truly elevated the genre to high art. Examples from the city’s master artisans can be discovered throughout the world. Each Christmas season, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York removes their priceless 18th century Neapolitan creche from storage and displays it as their centerpiece of the holidays.

The Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ceramic Neapolitan Nativity scenes and figures, known as presepio in Italy, are among the most collectible in the world. The ancient port city of Naples has truly elevated the genre to high art. Examples from the city’s master artisans can be discovered throughout the world. Each Christmas season, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York removes their priceless 18th century Neapolitan creche from storage and displays it as their centerpiece of the holidays.

#presepio #Nativity scene #18th century #creche
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