Introduction: The Life of Christ: a Combination Interpretation of Faberge's Red Cross Egg and Resurrection Egg
Combining the two originals to create The Life of Christ resulted in two tryptych doors; one on either side, and the center is the "back half" of the egg. The folds of poster board used to create what looks very much like an orange quarter slice features The Herald Angels on the far left side of the Left Tryptych; the inner fold features the Nativity in a lovely silk print, and lifting this fold reveals the Shepherds watching their Flocks on the Hillside at Night, and the Wisemen are in the distance following the Star in the East. The center front features a recessed window on a faux stone building through which you can see The Last Supper. The Right tryptych features the same lifting of the inner fold, which features the scene of the Crucifixion. When the fold is in place, the Resurrection is depicted and the far right side of this tryptych depicts the Ascension into Heaven.
The Resurrection and the Ascension silk prints are small reproductions that I was allowed to reproduce on silk by the Catholic Diocese in MA. The silk prints are small and they are enhanced with simple painting techniques so that they fill part of the folded poster board "slice." The other silk prints are available through egg art supply dealers who carry silk prints.
This design was taught in 2000 in CA, OR, GA and FL. and I am searching for the photos and instructions so that this can also be posted as an Instructable at a later date. I hope that you enjoy this combination of two of Faberge's acclaimed originals......Carole