The Holy Family
his one-piece sculpture, painted with richly layered colors, is ideal for those with limited display space, or who wish to display a nativity year-round. The expressive gestures of Mary and Joseph reveal their humanity, and portray their overwhelming emotion of love and protection for their newborn child. Mary is turned in toward Joseph, sheltered by his right arm. Joseph's staff and cloak form a protective shield around his new family. Joseph's left hand, positioned above the head of baby Jesus, shadows the curve of Mary's wrist. This is a historically symbolic gesture of blessing and protection.