Marcello Aversa

The Neapolitan nativity scene artist Marcello Aversa uses his miniature nativity scenes made of clay to match the classic southern Italian nativity scenes of the 18th century. The small clay figures reach a size of 8 mm up to a maximum of 4 cm. Typical nativity scenes are shown, such as groups of sheep and shepherds in the message of the Annunciation, the Holy Family, who finds shelter in a grotto, of the three wise men and their large entourage. The peculiarity of these artistic clay nativity scenes lies in the way they are worked, in which various figures result in a single clay figure complex. Only the angels are hung up by means of a thin wire.