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The Birth of Christ Part 2 – Luke 1:1-38 - -

The Birth Of Christ Luke 1:39-80 - -

Prayer nut, silver and boxwood, c. 1510-1520 (diam. 4.8cm) AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum will celebrate Christmas 2010 with two exceptional acquisitions that highlight the birth of Christ. It recently acquired an extremely rare silver ‘prayer nut’, containing miniature carvings only millimetres in size and depicting the birth of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi. A prayer nut was an extravagant devotional object from the late Middle Ages: two silver-plated pieces of carved wood with a…