Dipres (active 1495-1531)
The Nativity of Mary
Panel from a predella
of the life of the Virgin
The bearded man in the foreground group is St. Joachim, in the same
beard and red hood he wears in the "Golden Gate" scene in the
predella. The woman in the foreground group is the midwife
mentioned in the Protevangelium
of James ¶5.
None of the literary sources I have seen mentions a servant offering
soup as in this image.
More of the birth of Mary
Photographed at the
site by Richard Stracke