Bregenz - German Creche
Size - Lenght - 31.5'', Width - 16'', Height - 14.5'
Weights - 16 lbs
Bregenz - German Creche -
In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene,
crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/, or in Italian presepio or presepe) 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, either
using model figures in a setting or reenactments called "living nativity scenes"
(tableau vivant) in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes
exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary,
and her husband, Joseph.
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. Several cultures add other characters and objects that
may or may not be Biblical.