Antique brown Alabaster relief depicting a nativity scene. The work is carved in half relief and of finest quality and craftmanship. The relief has remnants of gilding and is in perfect condition. It is dated at the 17th century.
During the 16th and 17th century Alabaster reliefs were produced in large quantities in Belgium.The carvers adopted the Italian Renaissance style which was unknown at that time , their works depict mythological and biblical subjects and were manufactured until the 1st half of the 17th century.
Length: 7.1 inch ( 180 mm) Width: 5.9 inch ( 150 mm) Depth : 0.8 inch ( 20 mm)