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Christ: Nativity.
Germany or Switzerland, between 1208 and 1228
G.8. Fol. 006v

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Christ: Nativity -- Beneath Star of Bethlehem Virgin Mary nimbed veiled partly reclining on long cushion with right cheek resting on crib and with right hand extended toward Christ Child cross-nimbed wrapped with swaddling bands reclining in the crib; heads of ox and ass in background.
At lower right Joseph the Carpenter reclining with left hand gathering garment legs crossed. In foreground flock of four sheep (two only heads visible).
Scene against patterned background and within decorated border.

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