Andrea Pozzo, Census in Bethlehem

17th century
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

See Luke 2:1-5. This fresco is behind the altar in a secondary chapel of the Basilica's Capella Sistina. To its right are frescos of the Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds.

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