Royal symbols for the wise Magi

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(Article Ignasi Carbonell Gomis, published in the monograph "The celebration of Christmas and the Nativity" Christmas 2006)

Since 2000, when it started figures inventory Ls Association Belen Barcelona, and having observed variations enter the figures of camels, we investigated the issue of symbols carry Kings as masonry ornament their camels, symbols often poorly applied figuristes mangers and artists.

Lino Felix, Masdéu Josep Lluis Carratalà Daniel José Manuel and Andrew Muns and other master sculptors figuristes applied these symbols with the same criteria, and can be seen in the stalls of camels in his sculptures for the Kings.

When Fidel Claramunt figurista sculptor and master degree in Fine Arts to see the camels and pages of the work of Andrew Muns, we bring together research done on the symbols used in the masonry of the Kings and their meaning, so the head of an old man or a lion correspond king Melchior (white), tassels or fish or any animal water are king Gaspar (the blond) and hands in fists or claws of 'King Balthasar is a beast; and it seems that there may be other symbols top of the back of masonry: an eagle for Melchor, Gaspar overalls and sun Baltasar.


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