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Vintage German Nativity - Part III: Ox

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Posted 2 years ago

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Close-ups of the ox. Body is composition, eyes are glass, horns are twigs. The horns are not 'damaged', although the twigs do appear broken. It was the style to use bits of twig for the horns, and there wasn't a slavish adherence to representing the natural form of the horn perfectly. This is an odd characteristic of early artisanal German nativities. While the animals' bodies might be modeled in a highly detailed, naturalistic manner, the ox horns are but broken or cut twigs.

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  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Amazing detail, love it!...:-)
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, Bellin, Manikin, vetraio50, and mustangtony!!

    Thank you very much for your keen appreciation and very kind comment, inky!! Yes, I do so love this ox. : )
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, birdie!! : )
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much, birdie, for your kind appreciation!! : )
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    this one is amazing!
  6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation and very kind comments, BHock45!! : )
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 months ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, Sean and aghcollect!!! : )

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