Tuesday, December 13, 2011

AN OLDER NATIVITY SCENE



Writing about the crib inside the Church of Santa Maria di Betlem yesterday, I was reminded that you can see another nativity scene along one of the exterior walls of the church.  This is the lunetta del Berlon, so called because it was originally part of the Church of Santa Maria di Berlon, one of four churches which the larger Santa Maria di Betlem replaced. The lunette dates from the fifteenth or sixteenth century and was sculpted by unknown local craftsmen.

6 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My dear Welschcakes, I appreciate your sharing beauty such as this that I shall never enjoy in person!

Alex and Sugar say meow to you and the woofie-doggie.

LindyLou Mac said...

it is a shame there are no records of the craftsmen that made such a wonderful carving.

jams o donnell said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm glad you like it, Nick. I agree, LindyLouMac. I keep wondering about them. A pleasure, jams.

Winchester whisperer said...

I like that

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, so do I, WW.

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