Praise Him with Strings and Pipe!
This Nativity shepherd is from a 40 inch plaster nativity set. It had become rather grubby and damaged after many years of being on Christmastide display.
The missing bowl at the end of the flute has been painted over rather than restored. You can see this more clearly in the tryptich of photos below;
(fig 1.) the proposed correction far left,
(fig 2.) Supports fitted to rebuild the bowl of chanters and fingers,
(fig 3.) Shaping the fingers to match the originals.
(fig 4.) My dog wants to help!
A NEW set of PIPES
The fingers and fluted chanters after re-building and before colour is applied.
Some more musical shepherds restored...
See More of our restored Nativity figures