225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Italy, Rome, ca. 1520
MS M.1023. Fol. 014r
Christ: Nativity -- Nude Christ Child, reclines amid rays on hem of garment of Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing knotted headdress, kneeling with joined hands raised, looking down at Him. beside fire. Joseph the Carpenter, kneels at His head, extending right hand, holding candle in left hand. Fire is next to them in foreground. At left is shed with thatched roof, beneath which ox and ass eat from straw in manger. Behind ruined wall, three men, two wearing hats, one wearing hood, look on. In distance angel hovers above two shepherds, next to flock (Shepherds: Annunciation).
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