Starry Night Nativity


Starry Night Nativity

Starry Night Nativity can be displayed year round, with as much visual interest when doors are closed as when opened. Lordi’s use of gradated blues, sparkly gold and symbolic imagery is a reference to historical objects of art. “I embellished the surface with gold dots—symbolizing light, energy, hope, inner strength… Gold connotes preciousness and enduring value, and I wanted this to be a special piece, that would be kept for a long time. The outside doors reflect nature and the cycle of life—regeneration, renewal, rebirth. These themes influence everything I make.” –Susan Lordi.

The piece can be hung on a wall, or sit on a mantel or table. Hinged doors open flat or at an angle. Starry Night Nativity is packaged in a custom-designed, protective Signature Collection Gift Box.

  • Open nativity scene book plaque - starry night background with images of figurines around manger scene
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    Starry Night Nativity

    ...and heaven and nature sing


Starry Night Nativity is a traditional narrative, told in a new way. Nativity figures are carved in bas-relief within an 8” box that opens as a triptych to reveal a deep blue starry night embellished with twinkling gold dots encircling an intimate scene.

  • Starry Night Nativity is a unique nativity scene inside an 8” carved box
  • Both the outside and inside of Starry Night Nativity are carved, hand-painted and gold-leafed
  • The center bas-relief carving of the Holy Family is hand-painted deep blue ombre with twinkling dots of gold-leaf
  • The right bas-relief carved panel is an iconic representation of the three gifts of the Magi
  • The left bas-relief carved panel represents the music of the shepherds
  • The outside doors are carved with imagery of nature and the cycles of life
  • Display on a table or mantel, surrounded by greenery
  • Hang on a wall with doors closed for year-round display
  • Doors can be opened at an angle to reveal the scene inside
  • Doors can be opened flat to reveal the scene inside
  • Starry Night Nativity is packaged in a beautiful keepsake box
  • Fitted Gift Box is securely padded on all sides for safekeeping
  • The story of Starry Night Nativity is written inside the box flap
  • Decorative slip sleeve keeps box securely closed
  • Starry Night Nativity is part of Susan Lordi's Signature Collection

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