#859 Silver Tone Open Tomb Nativity

Acquired 2019

A gift to me from Violet Radcliff, a dear friend of mine over many, many years now. Violet comes faithfully when I have an Open House and brings an addition to the collection each time. As people wander through the display, they see Vi’s name on many of the identification tags with each nativity. This time her choice was the stunning silver toned 6” one-piece nativity with Mary, Joseph, and the Baby each accented with shining silver. The stable looks like the open tomb of His resurrection and adds a significant meaning to the Christmas Story. Jesus came as a Babe of Bethlehem to be a sacrifice for our sins and then be victoriously resurrected! This gorgeous piece is again a surprise source – Walmart! Thank you, Vi, for sharing with me. December 2019.