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Monastery of Stavronikita
15th Century Icon by Theophanes the Cretan

In this Nativity, by the 15th century master Theophanes the Cretan, the Star of Bethlehem shines into the darkness of the cave. (The cross-shaped star is an alllusion to Christ's Crucifixion. The Stavronikita Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece.

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