#68 Hand-Carved Nativity Log

Acquired 1992

Exquisite 3-D scene, hand carved into a wooden log, shows Mary, Joseph, the Christ Child, three camels, and shepherds. This set is custom carved and signed by the artist, William Hardsmer and was made in Bailey, Colorado. Upon close observation, the 3-D dimensional effects were accomplished by carving three separate layers and then binding them together as one. No two sets are exactly alike. Purchase price, Christmas, 1992, $60.95. A gift to me from Bob, purchased through Bruce Boland Gifts, mail order catalog.