(b. ca. 1250, Roma, d. 1330, Roma)

Apse: 3. Nativity of Christ

Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

The third scene of the Mary cycle, the Nativity of Christ, is in the apse. This scene is dominated by the cave that shelters the child in his crib and Mary seated beside him. This scene has precedents in Byzantine art following Byzantine iconography but rendering it in traditional Roman form showing a direct influence of the late antique art.