Woman with a Cradle - Femme au bérceau - Size #1 / Cricket

Woman with a Cradle - Femme au berceau - Fremo eme lou bres

A midwife (known as Martoune) brings to the baby Jesus a cradle so that he may be more comfortable than lying in the straw in the manger. 

"A delightful little poem by the nineteenth century writer Joseph Roumanille recreates all the symbolism and meaning of this touching scene: "Mary here is my cradle. Your are even poorer than I am. Lay your child in it, our Divine Messiah, And let me kiss your newborn as I fall upon my knees." - Foley, The Little Saints of Christmas

The midwife is respected for both her devotion and experience. She wears a white, linen bonnet with strings and carries a wool blanket and an olive wood cradle. It is normal for her to be paired with the Woman with a Baby in the Provençal crib.

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

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 1C26

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