OUR COLLECTION — LATIN AMERICA — HAITI 80. TALL MAHOGANY CARVED NATIVITY
This Haitian hand-carved Nativity scene is carved from weathered mahogany, a very hard wood. The scene is about 18 inches high and 7 inches wide and it has a maximum depth of around 3 inches. The artisan engraved his initials “R. Darius” on the back. He dated the piece as “17 Sept 80” and the item is numbered “M 15.” The carving shows Mary and Joseph, looking at baby Jesus. The three wise men also look at baby Jesus from above the Holy Family. A lamb is positioned below the baby. There is also a star carved on the top. The entire sculpture is from one piece of unfinished wood.