At the place denoted as 8-6 in section 8, mosaics that depict the birth of Jesus are found. This panel deals with events related to the birth of Jesus.
At the far left, a woman is seen pouring water to a wide basin with high supporting feet. Facing her, another woman is seen seated on a chair, holding the newly-born Jesus in her arms and wishing to bathe him. In the . background, Mary is seen awake and resting after the child-birth. Angels are seen behind Mary
Above Mary a strong and radiant column of light is casted from the sky over Jesus, wrapped in swaddling-clothes. On the right, three shepherds are seen; two seated, and one standing. the angel descending from the sky, is depicted as if saying something to these shepherds.
At the bottom corner Joseph is seen in a sitting position, watching over the bathing of Jesus.
Above text and pictures are from the book titled "Chora Byzantium's Shining Piece of Art".
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