Apr 25, 2014
Oct 14, 2005
Oct 14, 2005
Apr 25, 2014
Nov 14, 2019

The place of Jesus’s birth, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier

The place of Jesus’s birth, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir’at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier

1602–04

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Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Page: 26.3 x 15.6 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2005.145.25.b

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Instead of a stable, the artist has interpreted the place of Jesus’s birth as an abandoned ruin. Mary is cleaning it with a peacock-feather whisk, while Joseph negotiates with a man dressed in full Mughal attire at the doorway. The camel is laden with belongings and an Indian-style bed.

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