The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague, at that time sweeping the region, they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, as well as in 1934 which was the 300th anniversary and 1984 which was the 350th anniversary. Though the 1940 performance was canceled, because of the intervention of The Second World War. Oberammergau, is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located in Bavaria, Germany. Made in Oberammergau Passionspieldorf wood/plastic composite carving plaque was made in 1970, and it depicts a beautiful carving of the village of Oberammergau. Meticulously carved, it shows every nuance of the buildings, church and mountains. The outer border is heavily carved with edelweiss flowers, tendrils and leaves. It measures 9 1/4" in diameter and approximate 1" in height. Somewhat lightweight, with beautiful grain and finish with a warm stain. It has worn the years well, with no repairs, damages or any other issues. A true collectors item.
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