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Pieter Aertsen: Adoration of the Magi - Presentation in the Temple

Pieter Aertsen 1507/08 – 1575

Adoration of the Magi - Presentation in the Temple

oil on panel (190 × 72 cm) — c. 1560 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Pieter Aertsen biography

This is the lefthand panel of a triptych. On the right is the front, showing one of the three magi. On the left is the reverse of the panel. The scene displayed is either the Circumcision or the Presentation in the Temple.

This panel is higher than the central panel. That makes it likely that the central panel used to be higher.

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