This bronze relief depicts a recumbent Mary holding the baby Jesus. Jesus is wrapped in swaddling cloths. Joseph, holding a staff in one hand and gesticulating with the other stands protectively next to Mary. The Star of Bethlehem brightenes up the scene. The ox and donkey look on from a distance.
Short-body Holy Family
Made out of painted clay, this highly stylized Nativity features Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus in a manger.
Carved out of one piece of olive wood this sculpture shows the Holy Family as they are fleeing the threat of King Herod.
This sweet nativity was handmade in the pottery studios of the Abbey of Jouarre in France. Each one of the figures is made out of clay and partially glazed .
This Nativity was hand-carved in mahogany wood and stained black so as to give it an ebony appearance. Some of the figures are delicately carved and look very elegant. Other have a more unfinished and heavier appearance.
This charming Nativity has 14 figures that are made out of clay and hand-painted. Several towns people were added to the usual figures that populate the Nativity . The stable is made out of a real coconut shell.
This Nativity is known in Guatemala as a “Shell Nativity” due to the shape and the scalloped edges of the grotto. An Angel hovers over the Holy Family which is surrounded by an ox, donkey and a sheep.
This nativity set was hand carved from European linden wood and hand painted in богородское or Bogorodskoye, a community known for its wood carving situated some 42 miles from Moscow, Russia.
This retablo depicting the Nativity was created in a hallowed out gourd. Surrounding the Holy Family are the three Magi, an ox and donkey.
This nativity was made using one of oldest and most traditional example of Peruvian handicraft. Each gourd is selected to match the figure it is to represent: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, ox, donkey.