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.
The clay that was used for this Holy Family comes from river beds in Chenaulta, Guatemala. The shell and the figures were molded by hand and placed over a fire of pine bark, covered with grass.
Number of Pieces: 1
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Angel, Ox, Donkey, Sheep