Hand-carved Ostrich Egg Nativity Namibia Africa rare

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 02, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Rare Hand-carved Ostrich Egg Nativity - Namibia Africa Welcome to our auction for a hand-carved ostrich egg Nativity from Namibia. This Nativity scene was hand-carved into an ostrich egg shell by our friend Risto Iita, who is a university student and Christian in Namibia . The egg sits on a base that Risto coiled by hand from simple wire. The ostrich egg is approximately 6 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. The stand is 6 inches tall by 3 inches wide.

Joseph and Mary watch over their baby while shepherds worship Him on the left side. Bethlehem and its star frame the Family from behind. African animals approach the Family from the right side. In addition to traditional sheep, Risto used a zebra and a gazelle in his design.

Click to see a large picture of the egg and base. Click to see a large picture of Joseph, Mary and Jesus with Bethlehem behind them. Click to see a large picture of the two shepherds to the left of Joseph. Click to see a large picture of the gazelle and sheep to the right of Mary. Click to see a large picture of the zebra to the right of the gazelle. A beautiful tree is carved between these two animals. Click to see a large picture of the top of the egg, showing Bethlehem and its star. The base of the egg that sits in the wire stand has a one-inch hole cut out of it so that a small night light can
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