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2014 Angel Tree Christmas Ornament

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Price: $55.00
Member Price: $49.50

Item# 80-023243 







Description

The Metropolitan Museums Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crche showcases our collection of beautiful eighteenth-century crche figures. The 2014 Angel Tree Ornament is based on an original angel from this vivid Neapolitan Nativity scene.

White metal with 18K matte gold overlay. Hand painted. Includes a gold ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. Imported. 3''H x 3 1/2''W.

  • White metal with 18K matte gold overlay
  • Hand painted
  • Includes a gold ribbon for hanging
  • Gift boxed
  • Imported
  • 3''H x 3 1/2''W

Art History

The crafting of Christmas crches originated as a devotional practice in Europe in the Middle Ages. The custom of creating large crches with a multitude of figures was already well established in Naples when Charles III of Bourbon became king in 1734. During his reign, Christmas crches became increasingly elaborate; hundreds of figures and innovations were added, and the most gifted sculptors of Naples lent their talents to the task.

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Description

The Metropolitan Museums Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crche showcases our collection of beautiful eighteenth-century crche figures. The 2014 Angel Tree Ornament is based on an original angel from this vivid Neapolitan Nativity scene.

White metal with 18K matte gold overlay. Hand painted. Includes a gold ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. Imported. 3''H x 3 1/2''W.




  • White metal with 18K matte gold overlay
  • Hand painted
  • Includes a gold ribbon for hanging
  • Gift boxed
  • Imported
  • 3''H x 3 1/2''W




Art History

The crafting of Christmas crches originated as a devotional practice in Europe in the Middle Ages. The custom of creating large crches with a multitude of figures was already well established in Naples when Charles III of Bourbon became king in 1734. During his reign, Christmas crches became increasingly elaborate; hundreds of figures and innovations were added, and the most gifted sculptors of Naples lent their talents to the task.


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