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Item Details
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Culture
Germany, early 16th Century
Title
The Nativity
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The Life of the Virgin
Work Type
Print
Date
c. 1502-1503
Material
woodcut
Description
These eight woodcuts (1959.99.8-15) progress from Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear the Son of God, to the events of her early motherhood and beyond. This included the joy of sharing her pregnancy with her cousin Elizabeth, Jesus’s birth, and the subsequent arrival of the magi. After Jesus’s circumcision and presentation at the temple the Holy Family fled to Egypt to avoid Herod and stayed there for several years. The seemingly out of place last scene shows a glimpse of their daily life in Egypt as Joseph continues his carpentry and Mary spins wool. The Holy Family is surrounded by angels and helpful putti and are blessed by God the Father and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove overhead.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Woodcut
Department: Prints
Dudley P. Allen Fund
Accession Number
Related Item
Meder 197
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1959.99.10_full.tif
SSID
24604676

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