Detail from the Nativity scene in the sacristy of the Estrela Basilica. A wooden framework, covered in virgin oak and terra cotta figures, make up the scene.
At the bottom you can see the sheep of shepherds in the caves around Bethlehem, where sheep were kept. Coming down the path are the 3 wise men and their entourage. Behind them follows the soldiers, sent by King Herod, to slaughter all male infants in Bethlehem.
As I have mentioned with the previous picture, there are a lot of everyday activities going on, to complete the scene. Many of these everyday activities, are based on Portugues life in the 18th century. That explains the Portuguese style windmill to the left of the group of soldiers.