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King Balthazar on Camel #65286 from Fontanini is a gift-boxed, 5” scale Fontanini Heirloom Nativity figurine made of virtually unbreakable polymer and hand-painted in Italy with non-toxic paints. King Balthazar carries his gift of myrrh as he sits upon a golden trimmed, throne-like chair, perched upon the back of a camel.
A delightful accompaniment to this figurine is a Fontanini story card which offers a fictional account of the King Balthazar at the time of Christ’s birth. Offering a step back in time to Biblical Bethlehem, Fontanini story cards provide memory-making opportunities and have become a cherished tradition for many families.
Create a 5” Fontanini Nativity scene and begin a collection with one of the many 5” Fontanini Nativities found at NOEL ETERNEL. Add to your collection with the many Fontanini Nativity animals, angels, buildings, shepherds and villagers to create a scene relating to the First Christmas.
The House of Fontanini has been creating old world sculptures in the village of Bagni di Lucca, Italy, for more than 100 years.
If you had lived in Bethlehem nearly 2000 years ago, what would your life have been like. What could you have been doing when Jesus was born? Find out with the Fontanini Heirloom Collectible Storybook and Story Cards. These contain the very special stories that are associated with many Fontanini Heirloom figures. Every fictionalized Story enriches your understanding of biblical times.
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: 'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; Since from you shall come a ruler, Who is to shepherd my people Israel.'"
Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage." After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.
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