Neapolitan Crèche Advent Calendar3 BLUE EGGS
One of the finest examples outside of Naples, the Art Institute’s spectacular crèche features over 200 figures—including no less than 50 animals and 41 still-life objects—configured in an ornate cabinet with a painted backdrop. Those familiar with the Nativity and the story of Christmas will recognize a handful of central characters up front: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men, for instance. But as just a glance will tell you, the scope of this tableau reaches far beyond biblical sources. Find as many as you can with this Advent Calendar.