Our Nativity has the usual characters. We also have assorted prophets (Micah/Isaiah), a high priest preparing to bake 12 loaves, and David with a lamb over his shoulder. There is also a man wearing a hat and short pants, bare feet and a flute like instrument. Does anyone know who this could represent? Perhaps he is an Old Testament person that may represent a European Nativity. Anyone with a clue, please post!!!! I am sharing the Nativity characters for the benefit of the children in our church. Help! Sunday is a commin! Thanks
No idea but found this online, "In 1982, Pope John Paul II inaugurated the annual tradition of placing a nativity scene on display in the Vatican City in the Piazza San Pietro before the Christmas Tree.In 2006, the nativity scene featured seventeen new figures of spruce on loan to the Vatican from sculptors and wood sawyers of the town of Tesero, Italy in the Italian Alps. The figures included peasants, a flutist, a bagpipe player and a shepherd named Titaoca. Twelve nativity scenes created before 1800 from Tesero were put on display in the Vatican audience hall...."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene
Thank you Onesetfree for this info. Much appreciated! Blessings to you!