This charming, small representation combines the birth of Christ with the devotional scene of the Virgin on a bank of grass, a motif popular in the Upper Rhine area. Mary is seated on a bank of grass in front of the stable in Bethlehem holding her child on her lap. She is handing the child a bit of chicory, a flower that was considered to have protective powers. St. Joseph can be seen in the background. It appears as if he has come out of the stable and is preparing for departure, which evokes the story of the flight into Egypt.