Casper (standing in the background)
I recently stumbled across these nativity figurines and acquired them at thrift store prices. (I have a rag-tag collection of nativity sets and figures that I enjoy displaying during the Christmas season.) These four are marked, and further research identified them as retired pieces from the Tom Clark collection of sculptures. They are very detailed - especially their facial features!
I'm wondering if ANYONE has information or can recommend a SOURCE of information about the "MYSTERY MAN" in the middle. He is marked "Joseph", but the style of his clothing is ANYTHING but that of Joseph, the husband of Mary! He looks SO familiar to us, but I can't identify him from his face.
Do YOU have a favorite nativity set? When do you "dig it out" and begin to display it?