Berger from Arles - Berger d'Arles
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 #3 / Grande (the 3-1/2 inch - 9 cm size)
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