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"Nativity" plate: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2012-08-16

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This scene of Christ's birth comes from a New Testament illustration by Dutch artist Jan Luyken. Most likely an engraving of the design was sent by ship to China, where this plate was made for the Dutch market. In addition to the Nativity, Chinese painters adapted Luyken's illustrations of the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension for various export goods.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: March 17, 2009