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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1495 and 1498
MS M.934 fol. 221v

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Christ: Nativity -- Joseph, wearing hat, with joined hands raised, kneels behind Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, kneeling with joined hands raised, before nude Christ Child, in manger, flanked by ass and ox. Scene in room with window open onto landscapse setting.
Margin is decorated with foliate border, including cornflowers, inhabited by bird.

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