#305 Precious Moments Exclusive Figurine

Acquired 2002

While visiting Precious Moments Chapel in July 2002, I learned there are some pieces created by Sam Butcher that are exclusive to the Chapel and can only be purchased there while the run lasts. While we didn't see any nativity sets, we did see this exclusive figurine of Baby Jesus. This piece is called “Let Earth Receive Her King”. Fired in the year 2000, it depicts the Infant Child bundled in His cradle with a crown on His head. The two watchful bluebirds guard the Babe of Bethlehem. Purchase price, $50.