17th Century Italian Polychrome Painted Terracotta Jesus Child Putto Figure



Exquisite polychromed, hand painted terracotta figure that beautifully depicts Baby Jesus. The attention to detail is evident in the figure’s glass eyes, which add a lifelike quality to the piece. Standing on a meticulously carved and gold leaf giltwood pedestal, this figure exudes elegance and sophistication. The vibrant and vivid coloring of the face and body, along with the charming cracked paint patina, further enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of this artwork.

Crafted in the Baroque style, this putto showcases the artistic mastery of the period. The use of terracotta as the primary material, combined with the intricate hand-painted polychrome finish, adds depth and dimension to the figure. The base, made from hard carved giltwood, complements the terracotta figure perfectly, creating a harmonious and visually striking composition. 

Originating from Southern Italy, specifically Italy, this piece carries the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions of the region. Believed to have been manufactured around 1680, this terracotta figure is a testament to the craftsmanship of the 17th century. With its historical significance and exceptional beauty, this product is not only a stunning decorative piece but also a valuable collector’s item for art enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.


Sculpture is a remarkable piece that has been meticulously restored but still leaves some visible wear. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this figure showcases exquisite craftsmanship and artistry. The repairs done on this figure have been executed, ensuring that it retains its beauty and integrity. Whether displayed in a gallery or as a centerpiece in your home, this figure is sure to captivate and inspire all who lays eyes on it.


Height:  36 cm   /   14.18 inches

Width: 20 cm   /   7.87 inches

1.1 k.g

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Weight 4 kg