Jemez Pueblo Nativity with a wall by Marie Chinana


This pueblo pottery nativity by Marie Chinana features a wall for a background. The wall is painted with traditional designs and is formed in the shape of kiva steps. The pottery figures of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus are also painted with traditional Jemez Pueblo designs. Mary wears a shawl and Joseph has a folded blanket over his right shoulder. A cow, and donkey, and two small sheep complete the set. The tallest figure is about three inches tall (8cm.).