shrine

Polychrome shrine made from wood in the shape of a box with two doors attached with rubber hinges and a triangular shape attached to the top. Inside is a scene containing the figures of Mary and Child accompanied by three shepherds, one woman, and four animals modelled in semi-relief, possibly made from plaster. The doors, both inside and out, have a flower design painted onto them.

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