Pedro Duque Cornejo
The Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Choir stalls, Cáceres Cathedral, Cáceres, Spain
The composition follows the traditional iconography closely, with Anne stretched out in a canopied bed, midwives washing the baby in a basin, and a complement of servants. Cornejo's one remarkable departure is the inclusion of Joachim, Mary's father.
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More of Mary's early life
Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.