CAUTION! This product is not a toy and is intended for adult collectors only.
Steiff 034138 – Melchior Ornament
Limited Edition Worldwide Exclusive
Edition size (year): 2014 pieces (2014)
Made of finest mohair. 5-way jointed. Measures approximately 3.9”.
The three wise men are an integral part of the biblical Christmas story - travelling from the East, they are said to have followed a star over Bethlehem to bring gifts to the baby Jesus. This year, to commemorate the very first Christmas, we are first presenting Melchior, a honey-coloured ornament measuring 10 cm in height. He wears a cotton shirt with ancient gold-coloured trimming, with a claret-coloured cloak with gold ornaments and a crown of gold-coloured trimming. His wooden chalice - also gold in colour - represents the gift of myrrh, a valuable oil used for anointment and healing. Melchior is the first of the three kings to step forward, to be followed by Caspar and Balthasar in the next two years.
Made in Germany.