Search Results:

Viewing Record 1 of 1

Maker(s):Dürer, Albrecht
Culture:German (1471-1528)
Title:The Nativity from the series The Life of the Virgin
Date Made:1503-1505
Place Made:Germany; Nuremberg
Measurements:Mat: 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm; Image: 11 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 29.845 cm x 20.955 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MONOGRAM: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within image): AD ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (pencil): [stylized tuplip?, shape with round bottom and two points at top]
Accession Number:  MH 1989.L17.4
Credit Line:Anonymous Loan
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A nativity scene within a run down structure seen in cross section. Joseph, outside of the structure, enters through a door to the left while the shepherds enter through a door on the left. Several angels crowd around the child with Mary. The bull and the donkey are at the far end of the structure. Four cherubs hover above the left side of the pitched roof and the star is on the right.

Christianity; Christmas; births; biblical

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

Viewing Record 1 of 1