Kneeling King - Roi à genoux - Size Puce (Flea) / Chip

Kneeling King - King kneeling

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 They Were Learned astrologists, guided by Their knowledge of the stars, They arrived in Jerusalem just partner after the birth of Jesus Christ. After being white baptized 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 variations --other), an Indian scholar. He Brings His gift as a chest filled with gold. His dresses, like l'autre two Kings, and are decorated with the royal lily. He symbolizes age and the white races.

Size Puce (Flea) / Chip (the 1 inch - 2.5 cm size)

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. PC8

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