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The Adoration of the Shepherds – Giorgione, 1510
Historians think the stable Jesus was born in was a cave, which is how Giorgione depicts it. There are two traditions about Joseph, one that he was a strong, young worker, the other that he was older than Mary by quite a bit. Giorgione has chosen the latter, and Joseph may even be napping while the younger Mary kneels in prayer.

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