Farewell to Nelson Mandela, “Madiba” ends up on the crib of Naples

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La statuina di Nelson Mandela a San Gregorio Armeno

A place of honor Nelson Mandela. Is what have reserved the masters of the Neapolitan crib. The historic South African anti-apartheid leader, who died yesterday at age 95, is in fact arrived at the crib in Naples. His statue was displayed on the shelves of the shops of two master craftsmen, Marco Ferrigno and Genny Di Virgilio at San Gregorio Armeno, the charming street of Nativity scenes. In one of the Ferrigno “pastor” which depicts Mandela appears together with those of Rita Levi Montalcini, Luciano Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla, Elvis Presley, Pope Francesco and the royal couple of England formed by Kate and William. Di Virgilio, however, has placed “Madiba” along with other traditional figures of Neapolitan crib. ” I pictured with a smile – says Ferrigno – that has always marked”.

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