The Nativity

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In this scene of the Nativity we can see Mary lying down, peacefully happy, showing the newly-born infant Jesus in his cradle. The presence of the donkey and the ox is usual in Romanesque Nativities. Benevolent, leaning over the baby, they warm him with their breath. The ox is a symbol of goodness, calm and peaceful force. In many traditions it is a sacred animal, a symbol of sacrifice. The donkey, in contrast, is the universal symbol of ignorance and obscurantism. Its positive side appears in the Bible, where it is considered as a noble animal for its patience, its prudence an its sobriety. The reason Christ is associated with the ox and the donkey is to show that from birth he is intended for sacrifice and he must prove himself to be humble, patient and courageous.


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