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Huamanga Alabaster Nativity Scene from Peru, "Sacred Nativity"

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The Galvez Family handcrafts this delicate nativity scene inside a traditional... more

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The Galvez Family handcrafts this delicate nativity scene inside a traditional retablo or altarpiece decorated with hand-carved floral designs. They skillfully carve the members of the Sacred Family, a cow and a donkey being blessed by an angel from ivory white Huamanga alabaster. The artisans from the Ayacucho region have been carving Huamanga, a type of alabaster native to Peru, since colonial times when it was used as a substitute for European marble in religious sculptures.

The Galvez family continues with the legacy of its patriarch, Carlos Galvez, a master carver of Huamanga whose work earned him awards both in Peru and abroad.

  • 0.38 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 13 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 5" H x 6.5" W x 2" D

  • Huamanga alabaster
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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12/11/2019

"Alabaster nativity sculpture"

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this was a gift, the receipient loved it.

Purchased Item:

Nativity Manger, Hand-Carved Alabaster Mini Nativity Scene Sculpture

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12/08/2019

"Gorgeous Nativity"

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This is a gorgeous, hand carved nativity that will definitely be an heirloom! It now sits on our mantle to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas! Thank you for our treasure! Great work!

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08/30/2019

"amazing concept"

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The artist did a great job fashioning this item

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07/23/2019

"Incredibly Beautiful Masterpiece"

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Its my favorite Christmas Decoration.

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07/23/2019

"An Artistic Wonder"

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A Fantastic Christmas Representation.

Purchased Item:

My Sacred Family, Alabaster Mini Nativity Scene in Pink from Peru

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07/23/2019

"A Beautifully Grafted Nativity Scene"

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It amazes me.

Purchased Item:

Joyous Birth, Mini Retablo Style Huamanga Stone Nativity Scene from Peru

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