The Italian presepe is focus of new Cantor Art Gallery exhibit at Holy Cross

Sep 22, 2014 868

While visiting Italy in 2005, photographer Margot Balboni was struck by the beauty of an 18th-century Neapolitan presepe (nativity scene) at the Cosma Damiano in Rome.

The figurines were elaborately clothed and the tale told was more than the narrowly focused story of the baby Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph by his side, as is more common in the United States.

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