#603 Gantz “Encouragement” Greystone Nativity

Acquired 2012

The Nativity style for the last few years is to include Scripture on the individual pieces. This lovely nine-piece set follows that format with the exception that each piece is inscribed with a character trait for the Christian walk admonished by Scripture. The letters of each piece are inscribed with bronze against the greystone of the ceramic pieces. The characters are pastel in color with nondescript faces. All the pieces are step down in size from the tallest piece as the angel and the shortest piece, the Baby Jesus. As the pieces descend in height, their encouragement inscriptions are as follows:Angel/PeaceLarge King/ThanksMedium King/RejoiceSmall King/BelieveShepherd with Sheep/TrustMary/Love One AnotherJoseph/GloryDonkey/JoyBaby Jesus/Love - Peace Be with YouThis beautiful set was a gift to me for my birthday, March 2012, from Roy and Janice Larson.