Our terracotta nativity figurines are sculpted, painted and dressed completely by hand by the famous Ferrigno artisans in Naples. The set includes thirteen figurines in the 12 cm (approximately 5”) scale. The figurines are Mary and Joseph, the infant Jesus, the Magi, an angel, two shepherds with two sheep, and an ox and donkey.
In Naples, there is a neighborhood called San Gregorio Armeno that is known worldwide for handmade “presepe” or nativity figurines. If you ever have the pleasure of walking the narrow alleys of this neighborhood, you will find workshop after workshop filled with terracotta figurines, from the traditional to the new figurines they make each year reflecting current events and culture (i.e. Silvio Berlusconi, Pope Francis, President Obama).
The Ferrigno family workshop is one of the most well known workshops and this Ferrigno nativity set is sure to become a prized heirloom in your family.
Please note that the photo showing the figurines in the old world scene is just a suggestion. The old world scene is not included. If you would like to purchase a custom-built scene, please contact us.
The set comes in a sturdy and decorative storage box.