|Sarcophagus of Stilicho, forth century AD, Basilica of St. Ambrogio, Milan, is probably the|
earliest surviving depiction of the nativity.
|Adoration of the Magi, fourth century AD, Cemetery of St. Agnes, Rome. |
Very often medieval and other early depictions of the nativity concentrated on the magi.
|Holy Family (detail), eighth century mosaic, |
Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, a very early
depiction of a long time artists' staple.
|Birth of Christ, 1425-30, Robert Campin|
|Merode Altarpiece, 1425-28, Robert Campin|
|Concert of the Angels (left), Nativity (right), 1510-1515, Matthias Grunewald, |
central panel of the triptych Isenheim Altarpiece.