Stunning. Remarkable. Distinctive. Classic. The word duomo derives from the Latin word domus, meaning “house”, as a cathedral is the “house of God”, or domus Dei. This one of a kind all wood nativity ‘houses’ the Holy Family in an intimate, glowing setting, under a soaring dome and nestled in a grove of hand made palm trees. We have adapted this all wood piece from Architectural Models to represent the influence of the church and expressions of faith during the Christmas season. Intricate Architectural Models are created in cherry and birch wood, beautifully finished in subtle shades of light and dark honey and incorporate sinuous curves and arches. All pieces are resplendent with a distressed French finish.
Note the angelic cherubs circling the very top of the cupola. And peer into the dome to see the amazing detail inside.
The superb renaissance style wooden figures are carved from alpine maple and hand painted at the sculpture studios of Ulrich Perathoner, established in 1972 and founded on a legacy of centuries of exceptional craftsmanship in the woodcarving industry. The Original Ulrich figures bring an elegance to the scene with touches of gold and silver.
The standing Joseph figure is approximately 4.75” tall. And the nativity setting, on a gold painted octagonal base with a 15” diameter measures 26” high. The entire scene is enhanced with 4 adjustable LED micro lights. As with all Navidad nativities, a piece of rock from the hills of Umbria outside of Assisi is included in the setting as a tribute to St. Francis who created the first nativity in 1223.