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The Nativity: M.8-1928

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Object information

Titles

The Nativity

Maker(s)

Unknown (Sculptor)

Description

The Nativity, oak carved in relief. The naked Christ Child lies on the ground; on the left at his feet kneels the Virgin; on the right genuflects St Joseph, who holds in his right hand a lantern. Above his head are the heads of the ass and the ox. Behind the figures is a cloth to shelter them, held outspread by four angels.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27 in
Width: 42 in

Relative size of this object

42 cm27 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 CE

Note

Possibly northern Netherlands

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base Depth 4 in

Materials used in production

Oak

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved in relief

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1928
Primary reference Number: 30118
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_8_1928
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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