Scenes from the Life of Christ on Italo-Byzantine Ivory Plaque (Top Right).
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Title:Scenes from the Life of Christ on Italo-Byzantine Ivory Plaque (Top Right)
Notes:Top right section of the life of Christ depicted on an Italo-Byzantine (Venetian?) ivory plaque, showing Mary reclining after having given birth to Jesus, surrounded by shepherd and watched over by angels, while women (midwives?) bathe the baby Jesus with Joseph sitting nearby.
Building:Victoria and Albert Museum
Country:United Kingdom

Scripture:Luke 2:1-20
Lectionary links:ANatv
General Subject:Nativity
Life of Christ
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Venice -- Medieval, 500-1500

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Attribution:Scenes from the Life of Christ on Italo-Byzantine Ivory Plaque (Top Right), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 3, 2020]. Original source: Image courtesy of Patout Burns, Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Record Number:33854 Last Updated: 2020-11-20 10:19:42 Record Created: 2003-12-02 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition