The Adoration of the Shepherds

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In the centre, a young woman kneels next to a baby lying on a bed of straw. The baby and the young woman are brightly lit, with rest of the scene mostly in darkness. An older man behind the woman rests his hand on a donkey's head. The scene is crowded with shepherds, all looking at the baby. The shepherd on the right crouches and prays, while another on the left leans forward whilst removing his cap. There are two figures playing musical instruments.