2002.43.3

1991
5 in HIGH x 2 in WIDE x 1 in DEEP
(12.70 cm HIGH x 5.08 cm WIDE x 2.54 cm DEEP)
Gift of Wendy Markel
2002.43.3

State of Emergency, History Special Gallery, Sept. 10, 2002 - March 30, 2003

This the remnants of a navity scene that broke (exploded?) in the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Fire. There are seven pieces: a baby Jesus, cow, a shepard holding a sheep on his shoulders, a kneeling Virgin Mary( with no face), and what are believed to be the three wise men (or three kings) with no heads. It was collected at the home of the donor and was one of the artifacts she saved in her garage. The home was at 164 Vicente Road in Berkeley and was not rebuilt after the fire.

Used: Christmas

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