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Albright-Knox lights tree featuring rare 18th-century creche

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Sunday, with the decorated tree featuring the museum's rare 18th-century Neapolitan crèche.

There are only three such sets of figurines in the United States, with the other two at the White House and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each set includes 33 pieces, with the largest between 15 and 20 inches high.

The figurines were made in Naples, Italy, between 1730 and 1830.

Sunday's ceremony also included a holiday concert.

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