Hand Carved Olive Wood Holy Family Statue - Flight To Egypt

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$39.90
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This is an authentic hand carved Holy Family Flight fto Egypt  Statue depicting Mary lovingly holding Jesus while seated upon a donkey with Joseph standing alongside them. It was made by Bethlehems' finest craftsmen in a contemporary modern design.

It has been skilfully hand carved out one piece of Olive Wood and portrays the "Flight into Egypt". This is when Joseph is said to have fled Egypt with his wife Mary and infant son Jesus, after they learn that King Herod intends to kill all the infants in the area. This is because Herod is scared that one of these infants will threaten his throne, after the Magi came to Herod and asked him where they could find the newborn "King of the Jews". They stay in Egypt until Herod's death. This story is described in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13-23), and is frequently portrayed in art, as the final episode of the Nativity of Jesus. 

Dimensions : 5.5" / 14 cm   x  3.5" / 9 cm / 2.5" x 6 cm 

The natural swirl and contrast of the olive wood grain is different and unique in every piece. It is a wonderful gift to give to that special person in your life or to display in your home. 

Environmentally friendly as they are made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke 2).