#699 “Mermaid” Leaf Holy Family

Acquired 2015

The sleek tall slender style of this elegantly detailed one-piece nativity reminds one of a “mermaid” style - no seen legs on the piece. The cloth gold leaves made from burlap form the sleek base of this 22” tall piece until reaching the upper bodies of Joseph, and Mary who carries her Baby, the Son of God. The detail of their elegant garments and their precious faces lends to the stunning beauty of this piece. Purchased at the Strand Brass in Galveston, TX, October 2015. Purchase price, $128.00. The piece was made in the Philippines.