1570 - 1600
Leather, wood, metal, papier-mâché
1120 mm (Height); 400 mm (Diameter)Order this image
Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
Reasons for objects are not always obvious – these smaller than lifesize leather figures could have been made for company or to make the room appear occupied!
One of a pair of rare Spanish female leather figures, coloured, and clothed in farthingales, stomacher-dress and head-dresses of stamped leather. Late 19th or early 20th century.