White King - Roi Blanc - Size #1 / Cricket

White King -– Roi Blanc

The White 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 White King, is Balthazar (also spelled as Balthasar, Balthassar, Bithesarea) - An Arabian Scholar. He brings myrrh. His robes, like the other two Kings, are royal and decorated with the fleur de lys. He represents the prime of life and the Semitic peoples.

Size #1 / Cricket (the 1-5/8 inch - 4 cm size)

Made in France

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Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 1C7



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