15 1/2 x 13 x 7 1/2″ lit.
Highly detailed Krakow nativity by competition winner Zdysiek. The glorious Krakow Nativity has 5 levels. the lower level is surrounded by a silver border with Krakow in blue letter at it. The ground floor of the bottom level is an orange and fuchsia. It is bordered with a gold chain on gold and silver columns. On either side of the ground floor is a tower of Krakow’s historic City Hall. Each tower is topped with the blue and white flag of the city of Krakow. On the ground floor in front of the main building the Three Kings baring gifts stand. The central building hosting the Holy Family has 4 levels. On the ground level under a canopy supported by colorful square columns with the letter K on top are three windows. On the sides under fuchsia covered roofs are the entrance to the building. On the second level are three chambers. The two side ones have beautiful golden screened window. In the central chamber open to the front is the Holy Family. The second floor is surrounded by an ornate balcony with golden angels on the walls. On the third level are three church towers. The central one is larger and taller with a long big windows all over. Two red angels are at it’s upper part. the two side towers have windows on all sides. On the middle tower is the famous crowned steeple of St. Mary basilica in the market square of Krakow, and a star on top. The two side towers have the round copula of the Wavel cathedral and sport Krakow’s city flag on top. Wonderful.
This is a one of a kind nativity. The electric mechanism is European current and needs a current transformer to operate.
The Krakow nativities offered by daPolonia.com are all made by the same artists that take part in the yearly Krakow nativities competition. They are created using the same material and techniques employed to create the originals that took part in the competition Many of the nativities offered are copies of nativities that were entered into the competition, many of which are part of the collection of the Krakow Museum in Krakow Poland, which has been administrating the competition since 1946, and which mounts a show of the Krakow nativities after the competition takes place.
These copies of the nativities are sometimes made in more than one size enabling the customer to have a nativity of the right size for their home or office.
These UNESCO designated world heritage nativities are genuine works of art, that would become a family heirloom