Guariento di Arpo
Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece: Detail, The Birth of Mary
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Unlike many images of Mary's birth in this period, Arpo's panel does not include a midwife washing the baby. Dressed as they are in expensive garments, the secondary women in the picture may be not midwives / servants but relatives of the mother who figure in medieval images and accounts of the "Holy Kinship," Jesus' extended family.
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.