The Adoration of the Shepherds
Oil on wood, 25 x 18.5 in. (65 x 47 cm.)
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
One of the shepherds has a bagpipe, a rare feature in this type of painting. Otherwise this is a typical 16th-century Nativity, with Mary on her knees before the naked child. The image makes a compromise between picturing St. Bridget's vision of a naked child lying on the straw and Luke's gospel, where after birthing her son she "wrapped him up in swaddling clothes" (2:7) In the painting, the child lies on just the sort of cloth that could be used to "swaddle" him at some time after this moment.
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