December 21, 2015

A Look at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Angel Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

(Above & below) The Neapolitan Nativity scene at the Met 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
The Holy Family
Baby Jesus with lamb
(Above and below) An array of angels adorn the magnificent blue spruce
(Above & below) The angelic host look on in wonderment
(Above & below) the Three Kings and their retainers follow the star
A mother consoles her sobbing child (or a drowsy boy wakes from his nap)
A sleeping shepherd
The beloved zampognari (bagpipers)
(Above & below) Scenes of daily life from eighteenth-century Naples