The birth of Christ

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Depicted together with incidents from the story of the Nativity all integrated into the background and including the Magi guided by the star and proffering their gifts to the Christ child, the tempting of St Joseph, the Flight into Egypt, the Court of King Herod and the Massacre of the Innocents, all rendered in fine detail, and applied silver halo and silver setting to the crib, ‘Palekh’, 18 th century.