Virgin and Child in Majesty with Nativity Scene

Description

The full image (shown at right), which has Mary holding the Child for all to adore, includes this lower panel of the Nativity. Joseph points to the star, while Mary reclines. Jesus lies on a crib resembling an altar, below which stands Salome with a withered hand for having doubted the virgin birth, as narrated in the Protoevangelium of James.