Nativity Crib Figures by Mediterranean Interiors

In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche ( or ), or in Italian presepio or presepe, or Bethlehem) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. While the term "nativity scene" may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, in particular sets of individual sculptural figures and props that are arranged for display. Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the Gospel of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, and the Magi and their camels, described in the Gospel of Matthew, are also included. Many also include a representation of the Star of Bethlehem. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may or may not be Biblical. The first living nativity scene, attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi, occurred in 1223 in the Italian town of Greccio. Francis had been inspired by his visit to the Holy Land, where he had been shown Jesus's traditional birthplace. Distinctive nativity scenes and traditions have been created around the world, and are displayed during the Christmas season in churches, homes, shopping malls, and other venues, and occasionally on public lands and in public buildings. Nativity scenes have not escaped controversy, and in the United States of America their inclusion on public lands or in public buildings has provoked court challenges.

Article Title : Nativity scene
Article Snippet :In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/ or /kreɪʃ/), or in Italian presepio or presepe, or Bethlehem)
Article Title : Probošt's mechanical Christmas crib
Article Snippet :Probošt's Mechanical Christmas Crib (Czech: Proboštův betlém) is a wooden mechanical nativity scene that was made by Josef Probošt (1849–1926), Josef Kapucián
Article Title : Crèche
Article Snippet :dictionary. Crèche or creche (from Latin cripia "crib, cradle") may refer to: Nativity scene, a group of figures arranged to represent the birth of Jesus Christ
Article Title : Christmas
Article Snippet :Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. Additionally, several related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa
Article Title : Manarola
Article Snippet :Andreoli built the original nucleus of the crib figures, of what was consecrated in 2007 as the largest nativity scene in the world[citation needed]. The
Article Title : Nativity of Jesus in art
Article Snippet :grouped into a Nativity scene (crib, creche or presepe) within or outside a church, home, public place or natural setting. The scale of the figures may range
Article Title : Christmas traditions
Article Snippet :and available resources, and can vary from simple representations of the crib to far more elaborate sets – renowned manger scene traditions include the
Article Title : Cesenatico
Article Snippet :Section of the Maritime Museum become the stage of the Marine Nativity Scene. The crib was born in 1986 and is the work of the artists Tinin Mantegazza
Article Title : Kraków szopka
Article Snippet :Kraków szopki [ˈkrakuf ˈʂɔ] or nativity scenes (crib, crèche) (Polish: szopka krakowska) are a Christmas tradition originating from Kraków, Poland
Article Title : Adoration of the Magi
Article Snippet :or set as pendants to the central scene, usually a Nativity. The "adoration" of the Magi at the crib is the usual subject, but their arrival, called the

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