Man with a Sheep - Homme au mouton
It was to the Shepherd that the Angel came to announce the birth of Jesus. The Shepherd then played the pivotal role of summoning all the Provençal villagers to the manger.
Enjoy our blog entry on the Shepherd who is considered to be the No. 1 "Essential" Santons for a Provençal creche.
Provençal Figurines by C. Galtier and E. Cattin, translated by John Lee (Editions Ouest-France, 13 rue du Breil, Rennes, 1996) provides a list of the top 20 Santons "essential" to the Provençal creche.
Size #1 / Cricket (the 1-5/8 inch - 4 cm size)
Made in France
Comtadine (from the Comte d'Avignon) with Fruit - Comtadine aux fruits - Coumtadino A native of Comtat Venaissin (an area near Avignon), the Comtadine with...
Man on a donkey - Homme sur l'âne The miller riding on his donkey with a sack of flour. The Miller always wears his white...
Man with a bundle of sticks - Homme au fagots The Man with a Bundle of Sticks (Homme au fagots - French; Woodcutter, Lou Bouscatie...