Journey to Bethlehem #51502 from Fontanini is a gift-boxed, 5” scale Fontanini Heirloom Nativity 2-piece set made of polymer and hand-painted in Italy with non-toxic paints. The set includes a Mary who is with child on a donkey and Joseph journeying to Bethlehem to be enrolled per King Herod's decree seeking lodging or posada.
To further depict the journey, you may create the scene of the journey along the road and then entering the City Gate to Bethlehem. Use the Entrance Gate #55563 and City Wall #59526; Roads #56524 Curved and #56525 Straight; Streams #56518 Curved and #56519 Straight, and Landscape materials #54607 Cobblestone Landscape, #56534 Desert Landscape, #56535 Pasture Landscape, #56536 Ground Landscape, #56539 Stone Landscape, and/or #56545 Moss Landscape. Upon Joseph's Mary's arrival in Bethlehem, you can then show the Inn and stable with item #55560.
The decree from King Herod can be shown using King Herod #54031 and King Herod's Palace #54646 along with the soldier's 75509 & 75508.
Las Posadas (Spanish for "The Inns") is a nine-day celebration beginning December 16 and ending December 24 which is called Noche Buena ("Holy Night"). It is a yearly tradition for many Christian Latin Americans and symbolizes the trials which they believe Mary and Joseph endured before finding a place to stay and where Jesus could be born.
All of these are available at Mosack's.
A delightful accompaniment to this figurine is a Fontanini story card which offers an account of the Journey of Bethlehem at the time of Christ’s birth. Offering a step back in time to Biblical Bethlehem, Fontanini story cards provide memory-making opportunities and have become a cherished tradition for many families.
Create a 5” Fontanini Nativity scene and begin a collection with one of the many 5” Fontanini Nativities found at MOSACK’S. Add to your collection with the many Fontanini Nativity animals, angels, buildings, shepherds and villagers to create a scene relating to the First Christmas.
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 are produced in eight different sizes.
If you had lived in Bethlehem nearly 2000 years ago, what would your life have been like. What could you have been doing when Jesus was born? Find out with the Fontanini Heirloom Collectible Storybook and Story Cards. These contain the very special stories that are associated with many Fontanini Heirloom figures. Every fictionalized Story enriches your understanding of biblical times.
Fontanini Roman Inc. 5” Journey to Bethlehem #51502
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor or Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:1-7