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This painted panel depicts an intimate domestic setting consisting of a bedchamber with a fireplace and a smaller vaulted antechamber that opens out on a garden. A haloed woman wearing a white veil rests in bed, having recently given birth. She leans to her right as she reaches toward a basin held by an attendant and looks across the room to the infant who is held on the lap of another servant. A halo also encircles the head of the child and a pair of angels fly above her. Several other attendants and midwives bustle about the room, while another woman, more richly clad than the servants, gazes on the child from her seat at the foot of the bed. In the antechamber sits a haloed man in a long white beard, who leans forward to hear news of the birth from the child standing in front of him. A companion sits behind him and a servant passes through the door into the bedchamber.
Sano di Pietro
The Nativity of the Virgin
1448 – 1452
Museum purchase made possible by the Thirtieth Anniversary Project and the Friends of the Museum of Art
1977/2.1
A scene takes place in a red box, lined with black and red diamond and triangle designs for borders. In the center, a woman sites with a child in her lap. She wears a spotted dress, her hair up, and a nose ring and bindi. The child reaches one hand and places it atop her head, and the other down towards her own upward hands. Surrounding them are seven other figures. One kneels before them, offering his hands up, and another fans the woman from behind. The remaining five figures seem to play together in front of the throne on which the woman and child sit.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The birth of the Kauravas from a Mahabharata series
19th century
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
1969/2.19
Pencil drawing of a flower enveloping a figure.
Marc Quinn (British (modern))
Study for the Great Escape
1995
Gift of Leonard Rosenberg
2015/2.88
A roughly teardrop-shaped sculpture of shiny cast aluminum. Within the basic organic shape are several curls and a shape that appears to be a woman or perhaps a fetus. The sculpture sits atop a tall wooden base composed of a stack of fat disc shapes.
David Smith
Growing Forms
1939
Bequest of Charles E. Palmer in honor of Jean Paul Slusser
1980/1.213A
This print has a brown area on the top and green on the bottom with a white section running between them as a river runs between land. The white section has thin black lines outlining the shape of fish and creating texture. Black vertical lines run top to bottom over all sections. 
Gabor Peterdi (American (North American))
Spawning
1952
Museum Purchase
1952/2.13
Pendant in the form of a pregnant woman holding her stomach. 
Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Pendant
1945 – 1955
Gift of Dr. Allen F. Roberts in memory of Sidney H. Roberts
1983/2.143
A curved stone, originally a facing on the drum of a small stupa, carved with a narrative scene.
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Scene from the Life of the Buddha: Conception (architectural fragment)
100 – 299
Gift of Iuliana and Mark Phillips
1997/2.37
A curved stone, originally a facing on the drum of a small stupa, carved with a narrative scene.
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Scenes from the Life of the Buddha: Adoration of the Buddha Dimpakara, Conception, Prophecy, Birth (architectural fragment)
100 – 299
Gift of Iuliana and Mark Phillips
1997/2.36
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