This is part of a very large, 10ft by 8ft or so, carved nativity scene from Italy. If i remember correctly the figures are about 6 inches tall. It was common for households to have elaborate Nativity scenes in Italy, maybe it still is--anyone from Italy have the answer?. This one is preserved at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. The detail is amazing. I'll be posting a zoom in on Mary, Joseph and Jesus tomorrow good Lord willing.
I wish all of you a healthy, happy, and Holy Christmas and New Year!
sorry i lost the exif data.
- Copyright: tom trinko (trinko) (2950)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-05-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Olympus E-10
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Chicago, Churches, Christmas Nativities outside Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 10:58