#824 Peru Nestled Nativity

Acquired 2018

From the Silk Road Fair Traded Global Marketplace, the ceramic four-piece set caught my eye because the pieces nestle and cup together to look like a one-piece set. Brightly colored with painted crowns on Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, the Holy Family depicts the culture of South American Catholic influence. The cow and donkey cup around Joseph, and Mary, holding Infant Jesus, is nestled within Joseph. I purchased the set from the Silk Road booth at the Friends of the Crèche Convention in Dayton, Ohio, October 2018. Purchase price - $44.00.