Nativity of Christ

Iconography:  Nativity of Christ

Date: XVII century.

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 72,5 cm, width 57,7 cm

The icon depicts the Nativity of Christ. In the center lies the Holy Virgin, next to her is the Infant Christ, with an ox and a donkey bending over him. To Mary’s right are the Magi with the offerings – gold, frankicence and myrrh. One of the Magi is depicted as an old man, the second one as a middle-aged man, and the third one as a young man. To left an Angel is telling a good news to a young shepherd. Saint Joseph sits in the lower right corner, before him stand an old men wearing animal skins. To left is a scene of the ablution of the Infant Christ.

Inv. № 0177. © The Andrey Rublyov Museum of Medieval Russian Culture and Art

  • General view
  • The Mother of God, Jesus Christ, the Magi
  • The Mother of God and the Magi with the offerings. A fragment of Joseph’s figure
  • The Mother of God and the Magi. The Angel.
  • Saint Joseph
  • The ablution of the Infant Christ