St Joseph of the Matteo nativity scene, carved from maple wood and hand-painted, is an iconic image of St Joseph, the putative father of Jesus. The statue is carved from maple wood and depicts St Joseph holding the baby Jesus in a manger. The statue is inspired by the Gospel of Luke, where an angel tells Joseph to bring Mary and Jesus into the stable to be born. The figure has become a popular symbol of the Christmas season and is often found in nativity scenes. The series size typically indicates the reference size of the figures in the series, not the actual size of the statues or figures. The reference size is usually used to give an indication of how large or small a figure is compared to other figures in the same series.