In Italy, a Naples Christmas crib pays tribute to Maneskin

Nov 14, 2021 316

Naples is renowned for its Christmas crib tradition and each year people look forward to seeing who the "new entries" will be - often figures from the world of politics, sport or entertainment. This year it is the turn of Damiano David, frontman of Italy's Eurovision-winning rock band Måneksin, to be honoured by the great Neapolitan tradition, reports Italian news agency ANSA.

Damiano's debut in a Naples crib scene comes courtesy of artisan Genny Di Virgilio who has reproduced a painted terracotta figurine of the 22-year-old glam rock star - dressed in a green sequin jumpsuit and heavy eye makeup - using the traditional techniques of the master craftsmen at S. Gregorio Armeno.

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