Holy Family with Lantern Carved in Olive Wood
W 5" x H 11.4"
This eye catching piece highlights the skill of our artists to create fluid lines and soft hollows. This sculpture is hand carved out of a single piece of olive wood. The artist has carefully chosen this piece to show how the baby Jesus’s light shines from him outward to the world, captured in the gentle change in the tones of the olive wood from darker to warm amber. In this way, the master carver reminds us how Saint Bridget described Jesus’s light filling the stable in Bethlehem, outshining Joseph’s lantern.