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Mainz Germany Fulda Germany (Place created)
about 1025 - 1050
Tempera colors and gold on parchment
The Virgin Mary reclines on a large, luxurious bed while the newborn Jesus rests in a cradle behind and Joseph sits at the right, lost in thought. This Nativity is set in a cave, evoking the site in Bethlehem that pilgrims revered as the place of Jesus' birth. Six angels peer over the entrance to the cave to see the baby Jesus within. In the top half of the
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