Sculpture group antique nativity scene (15) - hand-painted hard gypsum

Sculpture group antique nativity scene (15) - hand-painted hard gypsum
South Germany - 1930

Vintage complete Nativity scene.
Group of large and beautifully detailed antique Nativity images early 1930.
These old hand-coloured images have become wonderfully weathered over the years; There are some discolourations and 'chips' but no breakage or major repairs, only the angel has been updated. Their individual expression and detailing gives them a unique nostalgic look.

Includes: Baby Jesus in crib (Note: image is 'bigger' than normal proportion because on Christmas Eve the baby would be placed in the crib and got some extra attention), Mary and Joseph, three kings, three shepherds (young, with musical instrument, with lamb, old with staff, correct symbolism) angel, camel, ox, donkey, and two sheep.
Height varies between 14 cm (kneeling) and 20 cm.

From personal family property. Origin South-Germany.
Material: hand-painted hard plaster.
Total weight: 3.8 kg

See photos for your own impression. Note: Nativity stable in photos is decorative element, not included.

Lot details
No. of items
Sculpture group antique nativity scene
hand-painted hard gypsum
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
South Germany
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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