World Nativity Traditions
 

Title

Ebony

Creator

Unknown

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Creation Date

20th century

Medium

ebony

Exhibition Label

Ebony is one of Africa's trademarks. This bas-relief of the Nativity is carved deep into the heart of the tree trunk, where ebony is ebony. Likewise, it is at the heart of matter that we encounter the new life of God-made-man.

Description

Hand-carved and stained ebony bas-relief created by an unknown artist in Tanzania. The bas-relief depicts Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus. Exhibition label written by Father Johann G. Roten, S.M. originally for exhibition entitled "African Symphony" held at Roesch Library, University of Dayton.

Keywords

crèches, nativity scenes, At the Manger, Jesus Christ, wood sculpture, wood carvings, bas-reliefs, Tanzania

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