The Nativity, Master BM
Master BM
The Nativity
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The Nativity, ca. 1500 – 1520


Dimensions
38.3 x 23.8 x 0.7 cm
Physical Description
Mixed media on oak wood, reverse original, beveled on all sides
Inventory Number
SG 444
Acquisition
Acquired in 1928
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Nativity
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed media on oak wood, reverse original, beveled on all sides
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Unbezeichnet

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1928

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 2,16-19
  • Apokryphen, Pseudo-Matthäusevangelium, 13,3
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 49

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B13(+3) Mary, Joseph and the new-born Christ (Nativity) (+ angel(s))
  • 73B281 the ox and the ass at the manger ~ Christ's birth
Secondary
  • 23F41 winter landscape; landscape symbolizing winter (the four seasons of the year)
  • 25H112 rocks
Associative
  • 73B27 the midwives adoring the Christ-child, Mary and Joseph may be present

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25.01.2021