Tonight I am sharing the fourth and final Nativity Scene that I have built from the Ankerstein plan books.
I will start with the second drawing in the plan book.
This drawing shows the back of the structure that is titled Krippe/Crib in the index. If you compare this one with the drawing from the last Anker Nativity post you will see that the building is much more complex.
Here is the front of the Krippe. Here again we have the traditional nativity scene shown. How accurate is this depiction? We do know that the wise men did not visit till later, so having them in this picture is not correct. However, when putting together a nativity scene people tend to include everyone at the same moment in time and place.
The setting is also translated into the future, as this would not be what a first century place for animals would look like 🙂
Here is my construction of the Krippe. The structure was built with nine boxes of stones – 6, 6A, 8A, 10A, 12A, 14A, 16A, 18A,and 20A. These nine boxes of stones make up set number NF22. If you contrast this structures from the ones (I, II, III) that I posted earlier, you will see that this one is not only bigger, but has more detail with the increased variety in stone shapes and sizes.
You can visit my first post about Ankerstein to find out more about how the set system works.
I have looked through the plan books through the rest of the boxes and this is the last of the Nativity scenes. However, perhaps I can find some plans that others have created for next year.
I hope everyone has a good Christmas Eve and a Merry Christmas.