milano: buon natale!

Posted on December 26, 2005

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Presepio-Naples.jpg

by peter gillies 

It is traditional here in Italy to display a "Presepio" – usually a highly intricate representation of the birth of Christ in an even more intricate setting showing every type of scene that your space/budget will allow.

The best (and most expensive) figures have long come from Napoli and the photo above shows a Presepio made in the 18th century for the King of Napoli, Carlo III.

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