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Vintage German Navity Set Part I - Damaged, but Reverent and Beautiful

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    Posted 9 years ago

    miKKoChris…
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    Very bad photos of my beautiful, vintage German composition Nativity set. You must see close-ups to fully appreciate the beauty of the pieces. Part II will be devoted to the donkey, Part III to the ox, Part IV to the sheep, and Part V to the Holy Family.

    There is significant damage. Balthazar is missing a hand. (I have it propped up against the crib, as if he had already presented the golden coffin to the Infant Jesus.) Donkey's ears are both damaged, Shepherd's staff is broken, and stick leg Sheep show wear to the composition body-leg join. Still, I find it most reverent and beautiful. St. Joseph and the Shepherd are deeply reverent and tender. St. Joseph is here not portrayed as an 'old, remote man' but as a mature but young, strong, and tender father.

    I didn't have any straw, so I arranged grain around the ensemble. "Bethlehem", from the old Hebrew name "bêth lehem", means "house of bread", a fitting birth place for the Eucharistic Savior.

    I think that this was likely produced by an artisan or an artisanal family.

    A blessed and joyous Christmas to ye!

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Beautiful!...:-)
    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Such a beautiful bunch of posts today MiKKo . I love them all !!!!!!!!!!!!
    3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for your very kind comment and appreciation, Bellin! Best wishes for a blessed and joyous New Year!!! : )
    4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for your very kind comment and appreciation, inky!!! I knew that you'd love it. : ) I scanned the most beautiful and reverent holy cards that you sent me this evening, but cannot now figure out how to post them! So, it will be a few more days yet. An email tonight, with more photos. A blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Years to you and yours!!!
    5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you so very much, Manikin, for your very gracious comment and your enthusiasm for my German nativity set and other Christmas postings!!!!! Praying that your Christmas season is blessed and merry, and that your New Years is joyous! : )
    6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, vetraio50 and mustangtony! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year! : )
    7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation AmberRose, bratjdd, and birdie!! : ) Thank you so much for the good wishes, bratjdd!!! Best wishes for a splendid New Year!!!
    8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, birdie, BHock45, and chevy59!! : )
    9. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      *°·`*~Happiest of Holidays To You miKKoChristmas1~*`.°*
    10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, Sean, fortapache, aghcollect, and Aimathena!!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! : )

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