“Jesus and the African Kings”

Thomas Kumah Nedjoh carved this uniquely African nativity scene from Ofram wood.

Sitting in front of a hut, accompanied by shepherds and farm animals, the Holy Family receives the three Magi, represented as kings.

The first king bears a stool throne as symbol of Jesus’ majesty. The second king offers a gourd filled with gold. And the third king brings a state sword for oath-swearing. The man bearing a staff with a star is the spokesperson for the kings.

Nedjoh carve each piece by hand with sublime detail to create a moving and endearing scene.

The tallest piece is 9.5″ H x 5″ W x 3.5″ D. The smallest is 1.6″ H x 2.8″ W x 1.6″ D.

Name: "Jesus and the African Kings" Nativity
Artist: Thomas Kumah Nedjoh
Country: Ghana
Material: Wood
Number of Pieces: 13
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three Magi, a spokesperson for the kings, a shepherd and animals
Acquired: 2017

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