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Adoration of the Magi

mixed techniques on panel (44 × 63 cm) — c. 1430 Museum Galleria Sabauda, Turin

This work is linked to Matthew 2:11

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Dressed in magnificent gowns the three kings present their gifts to the newborn child. Mary has the child on her lap. She is sitting on a large, red bed - a contrast with the rather humble stable. From the background two shepherds look on, as does Joseph in the foreground.

The panel has a background with leaf gold, stamped in a leaf pattern. It is thought to be made in the northern Netherlands.

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