Renaissance Christmas story panels
Circa 1580 - 1600
W 10 1/2" × H Each panel 13 1/4" × D 1 1/4"
Stock # Marh2729
Four Renaissance carved oak panels depicting the four stages of the brith of Christ. The Annunciation: In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you." But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. Luke 1:26-38 The Nativity: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:1-7 The Epiphany: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2 Simeon is Great: Simeon was inspired to go to the temple on the day that Joseph and Mary came there with the infant Jesus. They were bringing him to the temple for the customary presentation of the firstborn. But before the ceremonies took place, Simeon caught sight of Joseph, Mary and the baby. Realizing this infant was the Messiah, Simeon tenderly took the baby into his arms and praised God. Joseph and Mary marveled at his words. This happened around 30 days after the brith of Christ. Luke 2:26
The Christmas story panels