The Adoration of the Shepherds by unknown lithographer

The Adoration of the Shepherds by unknown lithographer

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
n.d.
depicted
Jesus Christ
Joseph
Mary
maker
unknown
place made
World
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 9 in x 6 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2967
catalog number
60.2967
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Holy Family
Costume
Livestock
Children
Birds
Holidays and Celebrations, general
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Religion
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Morality & Religious Prints
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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