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Italian Clay Figurine "Tartaglia" SeatedMost of the performers of the Commedia dell Arte wore traditional masks and costumes peculiar to the various characters they were to portray.
Tartaglia is short sighted and with a terrible stutter, he is usually classed as one of the group of old characters who appears in many scenarios as one of the lovers. His social status varies; he is sometimes a bailiff, lawyer, notary or chemist. Approximately 6" high.
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