Antoniazzo Romano, The Nativity
Tempera on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, #06-1214
This painting follows the Brigittine tradition of posing the parents in prayer before the naked child but sets the scene in a cave rather than the stable that is more common in the medieval west.
There are two shepherd scenes, one on the right where a shepherd plays his flute for the sheep and one on the left where another shepherd hears the angel.
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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.