The Nativity card

The Nativity

WAG 1193

Currently not on display


A woman and a bearded man kneel to the left and right of a wooden manger on which a naked baby lies on a white cloth. The woman (the Virgin Mary) wears a drab brownish dress and her hair loose down her back, and holds both her hands open in front of her. The man (representing Joseph) wears a red tunic and prays over the manger, which is also watched by a horned cow and a donkey. Floating in the air above the group are 3 angels holding an open book in front of them. The fabric of the canopy behind the animals has star-shaped floral motifs painted on it. In the background to the left an angel hovers over a group of male shepherds and their flocks of sheep.