Christ is Born as Man's Redeemer

South Netherlandish, 1500-1520
In the collection of the Bishop of Burgos, Spain, soon after completion
Wool and silk
The Cloisters, New York City

This huge tapestry combines images of the birth of Christ and the Magi with allegorical scenes addressing the meaning of the Nativity.

View these detail photographs and comments:

  1. Joseph and Mary Pay the Census Tax
  2. the Marriage of the Virgin
  3. Christ Enthroned
  4. The Nativity
  5. The Annunciation

Read more about the Nativity.

Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art.