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Christmas bread
Title: Christmas bread
Author: /
Dating: around 1980
Provenance: Tacen
Ident. no.: inv. no. 10774
Materials: bread, wood, glass
Measurements: 23.5 cm (height)
On display: Permanent exhibition Life behind Monastic Walls
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Christmas bread (or 'poprtnik') made out of salt dough. It depicts the birth of Jesus with the seated Mary, the standing Joseph and the child in the cradle. Around the central scene, there are few animals: a donkey, a cow, a sheep and birds. The whole scene stands on a loaf of bread. The backrest was subsequently placed under a glass bell and on a wooden stand.