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Neapolitan Angel Christmas Ornament

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Price: $35.00
Member Price: $31.50

Item# 80-023182 







Description

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

Cast resin. Hand painted. Includes a white ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. 4 1/2''H x 2 3/4''W x 2 1/2''D.

  • Cast resin
  • Hand painted
  • Includes a white ribbon for hanging
  • Gift boxed
  • 4 1/2''H x 2 3/4''W x 2 1/2''D

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. Our gracious ornament is based on an original angel from this vivid Neapolitan Nativity scene.

Cast resin. Hand painted. Includes a white ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. 4 1/2''H x 2 3/4''W x 2 1/2''D.




  • Cast resin
  • Hand painted
  • Includes a white ribbon for hanging
  • Gift boxed
  • 4 1/2''H x 2 3/4''W x 2 1/2''D




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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