World Nativity Traditions
 

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Unknown

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Creation Date

1990s

Medium

cork

Exhibition Label

Carved from the soft and worm-eaten wood of the cork tree, this set has placed the nativity between angel and devil, between good and evil—the never-ending drama of human history. It leaves uninjured neither children nor the unknown artisans, palsied people, of this uncouth but moving creation.

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Pieces hand-carved from cork and made in Mexico. Figures depict infant Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three Kings or Magi, one angel, and several animals. Exhibition label originally written by Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M. for exhibit entitled "At The Manger: No Place Like Home" held at Roesch Library, University of Dayton.

Keywords

crèches, nativity scenes, nativities, At the Manger, figurines, Jesus Christ, wood carvings, wood sculpture, Mexico

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