EAN 034138. Novelty 2014.
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, Steiff present Melchior, a honey-coloured ornament measuring 10 cm in height. He wears a cotton shirt with ancient gold-coloured trimming, a claret-coloured cloak with gold ornaments and a crown. His wooden chalice 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 2 years.
Melchior has safety eyes and a gold-plated "Button in Ear".
10cm, fully jointed, mohair, surface washable.
Limited Edition Steiff Box and Certificate.