Gentile da Fabriano
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
The Cloisters, New York City
According to the museum, "this is an example of the Madonna of Humility type, in which Mary "sits on the bare earth and adores the Christ child." St. Joseph sits with his staff on the left. Above him
the shepherds on the mountain hear the angel's tidings.
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Photographed at the Cloisters by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.