Federico Brandani, The Nativity

Oratorio of San Giuseppe, Urbino, Italy

This large sculpture group draws on both Brigittine and earlier iconography. At the center, the Virgin Mary kneels and worships the Christ Child as in St. Bridget of Sweden's vision but extends her hands rather than pressing them together as in the vision.

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Photographed at the Oratorio by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.