The Holy Family did a lot of traveling early on. While pregnant Mary went into the hillside to meet her cousin Elizabeth. Next Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, the town of Joseph’s ancestry where they were to register. It was in Bethlehem that Jesus was born. Then, on the advise of an Angel Joseph took Mary and Jesus to Egypt where they. When Jesus was safe the Holy Family traveled to Nazareth where they settled till Jesus began his public life. This intimate bronze sculpture shows the Holy Family on their way to Egypt. Mary holds Jesus protectively and looks at him lovingly while Jesus is nursing. Concerned, Joseph looks ahead and leads the camel carrying Mary and Jesus on their way. Please note that often Mary is seated on a donkey.
This bronze sculpture was created by Prescraft.
The Presbyterian Handicraft Centre, known as Prescraft, is based in three rural production centers in northwest Cameroon. Some 130 artisans, both men and women produce traditional West African handicrafts in those centers and over 250 work from their homes. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Prescraft since 1985.
Artist: Prescraft, The Presbyterian Handicraft Centre
Material: Unknown, Metal
Number of Pieces: 1
Jesus, Mary, Joseph