The annual installation of the Christmas tree at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is a seasonal tradition. The rich detail of the 18th-century creche figures draw thousands of visitors to the Museum during the Christmas season. But the most talked-about figures are the life-like angels that rest within the huge tree that soars above the creche below. Loretta Hines Howard began collecting creche figures in 1925. In 1964, she donated over 200 historic figures to the Metropolitan Museum and they have been displayed each year since.
This book is a perfect gift to commemorate a holiday visit to New York City as well as for those who collect these artistic creche figures.
A special feature of the book is "The Christmas Story" in which the Gospels are illustrated with pictures of the creche.
Hardcover: 88 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 30, 1994)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
Product Key Words: creche, angel, carved figures, museum, Christmas, Naples, neopolitan