#658 Gnome Nativity

Acquired 2013

This is an exclusive item from the Oriental Trading Company catalog and is a “fantastical” depiction of the nativity. The darling gnome set includes an angel, three wise men, infant Jesus, and His parents. It is a 7-piece set made of resin and the pieces are 4” to 6” tall, made by a company called OTC, which is not familiar to me. I almost didn't order it thinking it would not be fitting for the collection - I was entirely wrong and so glad that I did. The set drew many comments as it was on display for the 2013 Open House. Purchased December 2013; purchase price, $22.00.