Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Nativity

Date:
second half 15th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Lombardy
Medium:
Silver, gilt silver, and niello
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 x W. 1 3/4 in. (8.6 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.980
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500
Inscription: Inscribed on scroll held by flying angel: GLORIA.IN.EXCELSIS.DEO/ET.IN.ERRA.PAX
J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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