The Fontanini Masterpiece Nativity Collection from Roman, Inc. in 27” scale features this beautifully designed Fontanini King Balthazar #53116 bringing his gift of myrrh to the Baby Jesus. Fontanini King Balthazar is made of marble-based resin and hand-painted in Italy using non-toxic paints. FREE SHIPPING
Share the story of Christ our Lord, start or enhance your Fontanini Masterpiece Nativity Collection with the many figurines found through MOSACK'S. Add to your collection with the many Fontanini Nativity animals, Fontanini angels, Fontanini shepherds, and Fontanini villagers to create a scene that relates the First Christmas.
Many churches build magnificent Fontanini Nativities over the years by starting a Nativity Fund. Parishioners contribute to the fund and the church purchases Fontanini figures from Mosack's as money resources become available. Some parishioners also purchase individual Fontanini Nativity figures as gifts or memorials.
The House of Fontanini has been creating old world sculptures in the village of Bagni di Lucca, Italy, for more than 100 years. The life-like, heirloom-quality Fontanini Nativities figurines have been produced in many sizes, including the 27” Fontanini Masterpiece Nativity Collection King Balthazar #53116.
27” Fontanini Masterpiece Nativity Collection King Balthazar #53116
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet:
'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
Are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
Since from you shall come a ruler,
Who is to shepherd my people Israel.'"
Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage." After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.