This bas-relief scene of the Nativity created by Italian artist Mastroianni has been colorized by hand. It is shows one of the magi kneeling as he offers his gift to the Christ child. I love the way the bull's head with the horn sticks out from behind the arched entryway. This card is unused; circa 1912. Album stains verso explain its well preserved condition and bright colors that haven't faded through the century. Glossy finish. About 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
This is one of two Mastroianni cards I have in a Christmas theme. The second card is listed here: http://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-7685/Santax27s-Toy-Airplane-Gift-Mastroianna-Bas
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