Faceless Fly into Egypt statue – Large
When the Magi came in search of Jesus, they went to Herod the Great in Jerusalem to ask where to find the newborn “King of the Jews”. Herod became paranoid that the child would threaten his throne, and sought to kill him. Herod initiated the Massacre of the Innocents in hopes of killing the child. An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus since King Herod would seek the child to kill him
Egypt was a logical place to find refuge, as it was outside the dominions of King Herod, but both Egypt and Judea were part of the Roman Empire, linked by a coastal road known as “the way of the sea“, making travel between them easy and relatively safe.
This beautiful Fly into Egypt statue is made out of one piece of genuine olive wood in the Holy Land. The wood of the Holiest Tree in the Holy Land, made by some Christian families in Bethlehem, using the prunes of young olive trees, and the sprouts from the trunks of the old tree. Each item is unique because of olive wood’s various colors and the possession of small cracks in the wood.
No Tree was damaged or destroyed in the process of harvesting the wood. Olive Wood does not require much care. Olive oil is naturally protecting it from corrosion and changes of color.
You will receive this item according to the picture except for its color and small wood cracks.
size: L 10 W 5.00 D 3.50 inches
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