Crazy crèche sheep

posted by Mike on December 23rd, 2006

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The sheep on the left side of this beautiful nativity scene seems to be standing on its front legs, trying to kick Joseph in the knee.

The dove on Joseph’s crook is a nice touch. It’s only in the last three days that I’ve realized that Joseph is often depicted in nativity scenes holding a shepherd’s crook. Is this supposed to be some piece of gear he found lying around the barn?

M Iafrate has a nice version of the Christmas carol “Hardrock, Coco, and Joe” (mp3).

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  1. On December 23, 2006 at 13:24 m said:

    Thanks for the link!

  2. On December 23, 2006 at 15:53 Adam Villani said:

    Man, I’d never thought about Joseph’s crook. I think I always thought of it as just a walking stick. Mary gets the donkey, Joseph gets the crook. It’s a good point, though, that he wasn’t a shepherd.

  3. On December 26, 2006 at 16:17 cindy said:

    That sheep does look kind of angry. Maybe it’s the shepherd’s staff.

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