The miniatures collection of our museum is dedicated to the Neapolitan folk art of nativity scene making in one section.
The miniature collection of our museum is dedicated to the Neapolitan folk art of nativity scene making in one section. The exhibition with the typical southern everyday scenes gives a unique insight into the life of the inhabitants of Naples in the 18th century.
The Neapolitan folk art of nativity scene making has its origins in the depiction of the Holy Family at the end of the 15th century. The Bourbon king Charles III gave the southern crib art its heyday. His passion for the art spread to wealthy citizens, monasteries and churches.
Our exhibits on the third floor of the museum were created by the Neapolitan crib artist Mario Capuano in months of handwork. On about 15 m2 he created a scenery that, with its buildings, figures and over a hundred accessories, shows an authentic representation of life in 18th century Naples. The art of crib making has been a passion with the Capuano family since 1840. Among their last important works is the crib for the Sanctuary of San Giovanni Rotondo and for King Juan Carlos of Spain.
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