As the heading says – ten camels!
This is the collection of camels (10) and assorted wise people travelling across my fireplace to see the newborn baby Jesus.
Think about Rebekah’s generous offer to stable 10 large noisy camels. Think about Laban’s welcome for this large calvacade.
Think about the Holy Family welcoming the wise, exotic, out-of-the-ordinary visitors from the East. We think of three kings, but they were no doubt accompanied by servants, so this would have been a large number of visitors and animals who turned up at Mary’s front door.
“Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews! For we saw his star in the east, and we came to worship him.”