Desco da parto (Masaccio)(Redirected from Nativity (Masaccio))
This article does not cite any sources. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
This painting, also known as the Berlin Tondo, is a desco da parto, or birthing-tray painted by the Italian Renaissance artist Masaccio, c. 1427–1428, though the work is regarded as from his workshop or by a "follower" by many recent scholars.
|Medium||Tempera on wood|
|Dimensions||56 cm diameter (22 in)|
While the birth of Jesus, and that of his mother, were very common scenes in religious art, and often used contemporary settings and costumes, actual depictions of a contemporary childbirth were very rare.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Desco da parto by Masaccio.|
|This article about a fifteenth-century painting is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|