Krakow Nativity with musicians and Lajkojnik

Krakow Nativity with musicians and Lajkojnik


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Miniature szopka copy of a 1st place winning entery in the Krakow Nativity competition in the miniature category. The nativity has thre levels, with guarding knights and musicians, the Holy family is on the second level.

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4 x 2 x 5 1/4″

This is an owe inspiring miniature nativity by perennial first place winner of the yearly Krakow Nativity competition Kirsz. Positioned on double height golden platform is a miniature three level classic but so original Krakow Nativity. On the ground level where a three part structure is , each opens to the front. In the two side structures, an opening rounded at the top below a golden roof stands a  knight clad in blue long gowns, holding guard with golden spears. In the middle chamber of the first level under ornate entrance topped with gold  are three musician holding musical instrument. On the second level are the lower levels of church steeples, the two side ones with windows protected with golden bars, in the middle part, open to the outside and with a balcony, is the Holy Family with halos around their heads. The third level has three church spires, all with beautiful windows. The middle one is a double domed gold spire of the royal Wavel Cathedral on wavel hill,  with the Polish eagle on top flanked by a black pointed spires  each with a double crown on it, representing the crowned steeple of the St. Mary basilica of Krakow , topped with  the Polish flag. Amazing detail and artistry.

The Krakow nativities offered by 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 side 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


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