#334 Nativity Lighted Shadowbox

Acquired 2002

Created by Department 56, and purchased through Touchstone mail order catalog in November 2002, this work of art is as magnificent as the event it depicts. The lighted shadowbox shines onto the midnight sky. Each three-dimensional figure, animal and plant in the scene is meticulously crafted and painted by hand. The Christmas story from the Gospel of Matthew is scripted on the scroll. Matthew is the narration of the kings that visited the Christ Child, and they are depicted in this shadowbox. Purchase price, $145.