Christmas Holy Family
Lovely Holy Crystal Gift
Well detailed clear crystal sculpture of the Holy Family, hand engraved and polished. The Holy Family became a subject popular in art in the early 16th century, in both Italian Renaissance painting and Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting. The popularity of the subject was associated with an increased interest in, and devotion to, Saint Joseph. In the later Middle Ages he had become something of a comic figure, whose age was emphasized, and was often shown asleep in Nativity scenes. In the 15th century confraternities dedicated to Joseph were part of revived devotional interest, who is now at least awake, and often shown taking an active role in parenting
Art No 33612
Cast crystal sculpture with sandblasted motif.
This sculpture of Christmas Holy Family is handmade in Sweden and signed on the bottom.
Design Mats Jonasson
WxH=170×160 mms / 6,5×6,5”