The newborn Christ lies swaddled in a manger and reaches toward his mother, the Virgin Mary, while Joseph sits nearby. The resemblance of Christ's manger to a Gothic tomb poignantly signals his eventual sacrifice. Above, God the Father extends a banderole reading, "You are my son, whom I have begotten today" (Psalm 2:7), and two angels play violins. The imprecise application of paint, seen in such details as the burning candle and the figures' rosy cheeks, suggests that a nun created this image, perhaps to bind in a Gospel book, choir book, or prayer book. source 

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