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The Nativity and the Adoration of the Shepherds

Engraving of a decaying classical structure. Wooden scaffolding is exposed, and the ceiling is gone. A pair of small birds sits perched on a high beam. Beneath them are various people and animals depicting the Nativity, including a man and a woman with a head covering tending to a baby at center.
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  • Engraving of a decaying classical structure. Wooden scaffolding is exposed, and the ceiling is gone. A pair of small birds sits perched on a high beam. Beneath them are various people and animals depicting the Nativity, including a man and a woman with a head covering tending to a baby at center.

Date:

c. 1512

Artist:

Nicoletto da Modena
Italian, active c. 1500–c. 1520

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Nicoletto da Modena

Title

The Nativity and the Adoration of the Shepherds

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1507–1517

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

34.2 × 22.5 cm (13 1/2 × 8 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1045

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