OUR COLLECTION — LATIN AMERICA — BRAZIL 491. TERRACOTTA NATIVITY
This Nativity was hand-sculpted from terracotta clay in Brazil. It was made in 1993 and purchased in a shop where artisans sell their wares in Rio de Janeiro. The shop sells Nativity sets and other artisan-made items. The set includes Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, an angel, two shepherd boys, a donkey, a cow, a tiny lamb, and two wise men. The Joseph figure is signed by the artist, João das Hageas. The wise men are 5 inches tall.