Description This small prayer image of Christ's birth emphasizes the divine nature of the event. Jesus sits majestically upon his mother's lap, blessing with his right hand both us and the approaching Magi. The latter wear small Persian hats that identify them as inhabitants of the East. Two angels flank the manger of the Nativity, which was still being shown to Bethlehem pilgrims at the time this icon was made.
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- Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2001-2002.
- Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2002-2005.
- Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance Count Gregoire Stroganoff (Grigorii Sergeevich Stroganov), Rome, prior to 1898, by purchase [cat. 120.1]; Henri Daguerre, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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