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9" figure of La Befana


La Befana is a traditional character in Italy associated with the Feast of the Epiphany, right after Christmas. She is depicted as a wisened old witch riding a broom, who swoops down chimneys to bring good children gifts, and bad children coal. In legend, she was invited by the three Magi to visit the infant Jesus, but she declined, being too busy. She changed her mind eventually, but could not find them, so she still searches, leaving gifts at houses with children. There are variations on the story, and Befana's origins are said to lie in ancient pagan practices. Some claim she is derived from the Roman goddess Strina, who was associated with gifts of the new year. Her broom is an image of magic, of nature and rituals of agrarian fertility. There is a tradition across Europe with Celtic origins of burning an effigy resembling an old woman to usher in the new year. Befana shares similarities with the German goddess Perchta, the Icelandic ogress Gryla, and other female figures in folklore and myth, often celebrated near Christmas, and symbolizing good omens of abundance and prosperity to come.
9" figure of La Befana


La Befana is a traditional character in Italy associated with the Feast of the Epiphany, right after Christmas. She is depicted as a wisened old witch riding a broom, who swoops down chimneys to bring good children gifts, and bad children coal. In legend, she was invited by the three Magi to visit the infant Jesus, but she declined, being too busy. She changed her mind eventually, but could not find them, so she still searches, leaving gifts at houses with children. There are variations on the story, and Befana's origins are said to lie in ancient pagan practices. Some claim she is derived from the Roman goddess Strina, who was associated with gifts of the new year. Her broom is an image of magic, of nature and rituals of agrarian fertility. There is a tradition across Europe with Celtic origins of burning an effigy resembling an old woman to usher in the new year. Befana shares similarities with the German goddess Perchta, the Icelandic ogress Gryla, and other female figures in folklore and myth, often celebrated near Christmas, and symbolizing good omens of abundance and prosperity to come.
Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
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Reviewed by Belinda marshall
5 out of 5 stars.
May 15, 2017
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by david smith
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 13, 2017
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by satnurse1
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 20, 2017
I bought this with sculpture for my wife's birthday and she loved it. It was shipped and delivered very fast and arrived in perfect shape. Very well packed. Thank you. 🙂
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by josh gregory
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 15, 2017
My girlfriend LOVED this sculpture! She loves witches and this one is her favorite. Awesome detail. I highly recommend this artist and his shop!!!
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by Belinda marshall
5 out of 5 stars.
May 15, 2017
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by david smith
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 13, 2017
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by satnurse1
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 20, 2017
I bought this with sculpture for my wife's birthday and she loved it. It was shipped and delivered very fast and arrived in perfect shape. Very well packed. Thank you. 🙂
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by josh gregory
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 15, 2017
My girlfriend LOVED this sculpture! She loves witches and this one is her favorite. Awesome detail. I highly recommend this artist and his shop!!!
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by juliette19641
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 11, 2017
Unusual, highly detailed, very good quality and in the right light this naughty witch really looks as though she is flying! Beautiful sculpture!
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by Catrianna
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 10, 2016
Love the Befana story and you captured her perfectly! Thank you so much. My family enjoys your art and talent!
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by Erin McSpadden
5 out of 5 stars.
Sep 1, 2016
Arrived quickly, absolutely beautiful! Very very happy.
La Befana the Witch Sculpture

Reviewed by Bill Kirby
5 out of 5 stars.
Aug 20, 2017
This skull mug is so cool. The piece is very unique. The spine handle was a clever idea. Everything I've gotten from this artist screams quality craftsmanship. You really get your money's worth from this artist.
Necromancer Skull Mug. Pewter Finish

Reviewed by Bill Kirby
5 out of 5 stars.
Aug 20, 2017
I got this night light for Halloween and tried it out. It is very cool. The attention to the details really makes this piece. Everything I've gotten from this artist is quality craftsmanship.
I am not easily pleased either.
Hanging Bat Nightlight

Reviewed by Princess Otterpop
5 out of 5 stars.
Aug 20, 2017
So cute and we'll made
Hanging Bat Nightlight

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La Befana the Witch Sculpture

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