The Nativity

Image from: Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham

The window of the Nativity forms the left section of a triptych of three stained-glass windows. A huge arch of rock curls from the left and divides the scene into two. The lower part includes the baby Jesus, Mary his mother, Joseph and angels. The upper section includes a scene of angels, shepherds, sheep and trees. The angels form a sinuous curve echoing the shape of the trees and the rock.


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