The Adoration of the Shepherds by unknown lithographer


This colored print depicts the Christ child in a manger surrounded by Mary, Joseph, and four shepherds. The shepherds are presenting gifts of a lamb and two doves. The Nativity scene is one of the most recognizable and popular images in Western art. The Bible contains two narratives of the birth of Jesus: Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-7. Of these, only Luke offers the details of Jesus' humble birth in a manger in Bethlehem. There is no information available about the artist, lithographer, or the publisher, however there appears to be a tiny indecipherable signature on the lower right.

Date Made: n.d.

Depicted: Jesus ChristJosephMaryMaker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: World

Depicted: Holy FamilySubject: CostumeLivestockChildrenBirdsHolidays and Celebrations, general


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2967Catalog Number: 60.2967Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 9 in x 6 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 16.51 cm


Record Id: nmah_325245

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