Kneeling King - Roi à genoux
The Kneeling King is one of the Three Wise Men - High Priests of the Mazdean (Zoroastrian) religion, referred to as the Kings. Powerful, wise, and learned they were astrologists, guided by their knowledge of the stars, they arrived in Jerusalem just after the birth of Jesus Christ. After being baptised by Saint Thomas, they returned to their own land to spread the Gospel to their people.
In the early Christmas Nativity Play of Provence, Antoine Maurel's Pastorale, the Kneeling King, Gaspard (also known as Gaspar, Jaspar, Jaspas, Gathaspa, and other variations), an Indian scholar. He brings as his gift a chest filled with gold. His robes, like the other two Kings, are royal and decorated with the fleur de lys. He symbolizes age and the white races.
Size #3 / Grande (the 3-1/2 inch - 9 cm size)
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