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The story is a familiar one – three Magi appeared n Bethlehem bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the newborn Christ.
Their presence at the nativity has long been debated among scholars, but artists have largely ignored that debate and their inclusion in the scene is as traditional as giving birth itself.
With exquisite detailing, especially in the faces and in the smooth folds of the robes, these magi are a stunning contribution to the millennia-old history of depicting the Nativity.
Each figure also features 24 carat gold accents and is crafted of the finest Parian china. Named after the Greek island of Paros, Parian china is known for its resemblance to the white marble found in the Aegean Sea and its ability to create a sculptural quality out of liquid minerals.
The oldest fine porcelain pottery in Ireland, Belleek has been producing sophisticated and refined china since 1849 and was a favorite of Irish and British nobility, including Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
The three figurines each measure different heights to form a vivid tableau: Balthazar at 5.5in, Casper at 4.7in, and Melchoir, the tallest, at 7.3in.
Pair with Belleek’s Classic Nativity Set for a traditional and heirloom complete scene.
Strong porcelain that appears delicately sculpted from marble
Each figure is accented in 24 carat gold leaf
Every face is rendered with exquisite detail, including skin tone and hair