- Made in and imported from Italy
- Statue made of oxidized metal; the cave made of olive wood completely hand carved and polished by Italian craftsmen.
- Measures: 4" (H) x 4.2" (L) (door closed)
While they’re not ubiquitous, nativity scenes are a common feature throughout Christian homes during the festive period. For many, they’re a reminder that Christmas was originally intended as a celebration of the birth of Jesus, and some places even go as far as having “live cribs” with real animals and actors to play shepherds and the wise men.
Popularized by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 after he got permission from Pope Honorious III to set up a live manger, nativity scenes brought the story of Christmas to people in a language they could relate to about 300 years before the first non-Latin bibles appeared.