Filippino Lippi ca. 1457 – 1504

The Adoration of the Magi (1480)

oil and tempera on panel (57 × 86 cm) — ca. 1480 Museum The National Gallery, London

Filippino Lippi biography

This work is linked to Matthew 2:11

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An early work by Lippi, strongly influenced by Botticelli.

In the background, far away, several saints, to the left, Tobias and the archangel Raphael at the well. To the left of them St Jerome kneels in penitence before a cross.

A beam of starlight falls on Mary's head.

Lippi made another Adoration of the Magi in 1496.

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