The San Giovanni Eleemosynario Nativity Relief: Detail, the manger

The ox and ass feed appear to feed on the child himself, a reference to medieval interpretations that make them symbolic of Christians nurtured by the Eucharist.

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Source: Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.