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Monastery of St. John the Divine
Late 13th century icon of The Nativity

This icon from the second tier of an iconostasis measures 9.75 x 13.25 inches and follows the Byzantine Canon of the depiction of The Nativity: the Mother of God reclines, the Newborn Child is shown both swaddled in His manger and in His bath, Joseph contemplates the miracle, and angels bring the Good News to the Shepherds.

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