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The Nativity:Ezekiel
The Nativity:Ezekiel
Gideon's scroll reads: Ora d[omi]ne ut fiat ros i[n] velle[re] (I pray, Lord, that there be dew on the fleece). The miracle of the fleece was understood by Christians as a prefiguration of the Virgin's miraculous conception of Jesus.

German, Hildesheim, about 1170s
Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment
11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.
MS. 64, FOL. 92