#66 Wooden Triptych Creche

Acquired 1992

A gift to me from Mark & Robyn, Christmas, 1992, this set was purchased from Lillian Vernon. I saw this set in their catalog and wasn't all that impressed but put it on my want list just because it was a different nativity. But when I saw it, I was so very delighted in its beauty and almost didn't realize it was the same piece I saw in the catalog!The wooden creche is hand carved and painted. It includes the Holy Family, three kings, shepherd with sheep, cow, and donkey. The angel slides onto the crown of the hinged triptych, which has folding panels showing a star-studded sky over the Holy Land. All pieces are Triptych. Purchase price, $29.98.