The Nativity

Stone relief
St. Anne's Chapel, Burgos Cathedral, Spain

As in Bridget of Sweden's vision Mary and Joseph kneel to the naked and luminous baby. Above them, a young shepherd plays his flute for the newborn child. Although the flute is a rare feature in Nativities, one does find a few other images and texts in which the shepherds respond to the angels' song with music of their own.

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