Painted Pebble Nativity

Painted Pebble Nativity

This unique nativity was painted on pebbles the artist found in the local river called Loup. Influenced by the style of Russian icons the figures include the Holy Family, shepherds, magi but also local townspeople in the tradition of the French Santons.

This nativity includes Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a music making angel, and ox and donkey, three Kings and a Queen, a shepherd and shepherdess, a baker and and elderly couple.

Name: Painted Pebble Nativity
Artist: Martine Gaussen
Country: Tourrette-sur-Loup, France
Material: Other
Number of Pieces: 3
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a music making angel, and ox and donkey, three Kings and a Queen, a shepherd and shepherdess, a baker and and elderly couple
Acquired: 1999 and 2010

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