18th Century Neapolitan Creche at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT
18th Century Neapolitan Creche at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT The Crèche contains 68 figures between 14-16 inches high. The figures, made of carved wood, terra cotta, porcelain and jute, are situated in a small village made primarily of the bark of cork trees that evokes the local surroundings of the Neapolitan artists of the time. Dressed in their original 18th-century costumes, the figures vividly portray, in addition to the Holy Family, children, old and young women bearing gifts, merchants and peddlers, a princess and her whippet, angels, the Three Kings and peasants and their farm animals.
Where: Abbey of Regina Laudis 273 Flanders Rd. Bethlehem, CTWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Call (203) 266-7727 for more informationCost: Free
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