#430 The Nativity Star

Acquired 2005

Images from the nativity appear in openwork relief, tucked inside the five points in this wonderfully, unusual, imaginative wall star. At the bottom, the wise men travel to Bethlehem bearing gifts for the Christ Child. Just above the joyful image of the Holy Family, the shepherds and their flock look on with wonder. At the very top there is a dove and an angel keeping watch overall. Made from heavy resin and weathered bronze. Purchased from Traditions, December 2005, $14.00.