DescriptionIllustrated by Rod Campell
A holiday favorite for more than forty years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Christmas Tree is adorned with resplendent angels and surrounded by magnificent crèche figures, including shepherds, animals, kings, and the Holy Family. Now, you can bring this beloved tradition into your home with the Metropolitan Museum’s illustrated crèche and keepsake box.
Paperboard, with 7 free-standing, pop-up pieces. Includes a retelling of the Nativity story inside the box. Keepsake box: 11 3/4''H x 12 1/4''W x 1''D.
- Includes a retelling of the Nativity story inside the box
- Paperboard, with 7 free standing pop-up pieces
- Keepsake box
- Box: 11 3/4''H x 12 1/4''W x 1''D
Art HistoryCreated in eighteenth-century Naples by leading sculptors of the late Baroque era, the Museum’s crèche figures are made of painted terracotta, finely carved wood, exquisite fabrics, and other materials. The Holy Family is framed not by a stable but by a setting of columns inspired by a Roman temple ruin. Some say that the figures of exotic travelers and kings symbolize the nations of the world who paid homage to the Christ Child.