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Creche Shadowbox

MO 63.2475
Creche Shadowbox
Maker unknown
Jordan
Mother-of-pearl, wood
21"
Nativity scene made of mother of pearl inset into a shadow box in the shape of a star. The entire surface is inlayed with mother of pearl. A hinged wooden stand is attached to back side for support.
This Creche was presented to Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr. on December 7, 1963 by Hussein bin Tal, King of Jordan (1953-1999) as a Christmas gift.
King Hussein bin Talal, King of Jordan (1953-1999)
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-2475