15.000 - 20.000
20 October 2022
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Low relief depicting The Nativity of The Virgin Mary
Carved and gilt wooden frame with inlaid turtle shell decorative elements
Ceylon, 16th century
This object was based on a Cornelis Port's print, dated 1568, engraved from the painting "The Birth of The Virgin Mary".
In the background Saint Anne's laying in a four poster bed. In the foreground a new-born child (The Virgin Mary) being bathed by four women and three putti that assist in the task. In the present work only two putti were represented.