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Alessi Presepe

This colorful and playful nativity was designed by Massimo Giacon for Alessi, an Italian Design Company started by the Alessi family in 1921.

Born in Padua, Italy, in 1961, Massimo Giacon is a comic-strip artist and illustrator, a leading light in the renewal of Italian comic, he divides his time as a graphic artist, designer, musician and artist.

This nativity was made in Italian porcelain and hand painted.

Of great interest is the depiction of the magi. They playfully illustrate the belief promoted by  the Venerable Bede (d. 735) that the Magi or wise men represented the three parts of the world known to him: Asia, Africa, and Europe.