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Old Shepherd - Santons French Nativity Collection

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Les Blances Style - Old Shepherd for your French Nativity Santons Collection. This small hand-painted terracotta nativity scene Old Shepherd figure is sized for the 12cm scale(4.72 inches)Santons white collection.

Each piece of this nativity collection is made entirely by hand in France. The figures are rich in detail - both in the molding and the painting. All the manufacturing steps are done in Marseille, France - the design, molding, die-casting, touching up, fettling, washing, drying, firing, and decorating. When the clay santons are finished, they embody classic French character and beauty. Click on photo for larger view. A brief history of "santons": During the French Revolution when churches were forced to close and people did not have access to view large nativity scenes, Lagnel, an artist in Marseille (where this collection of santons is made) began creating small religious figures from terracotta. This tradition has continued ever since in the Province region of France. A traditional Provençal crèche depicts the nativity scene amid village life in Province. 

See the rest of the French Nativity Santons Collection, or visit our Unique Nativity collection for more amazing nativities from Around the World!

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4.7 inch (12 cm)
Porcelain / Ceramic
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