The Adoration of the Magi, Master of the Middle Rhine ca. 1400
Master of the Middle Rhine ca. 1400
The Adoration of the Magi
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Master of the Middle Rhine ca. 1400

The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1400

98.9 x 141.9 x min. 0.8 cm
maximum depth
0.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
SG 1002
Transferred by the city of Frankfurt from the Julius Heymann collection in 1940
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

The Adoration of the Magi
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet auf Nimbus der Maria: "sta.maria.etm(ater?).regis.fili(?)"
Bezeichnet auf Brust der Maria: "maria/ gracia/ plena"

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Transferred by the city of Frankfurt from the Julius Heymann collection in 1940

Work Content


  • 73B57 adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh)
  • 73B14 annunciation of Christ's birth to the shepherds (and/or shepherdesses) at night; a host of singing angels in the air
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings

Research and Discussion


Object History
Julius Heyman (1863-1925), Frankfurt/M., seit mind. Dez. 1905
Nachlass Julius Heyman, Frankfurt a. M., 17.10.1925
testamentarische Stiftung der Sammlung an die Stadt Frankfurt a. M.
Überweisung an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt a. M., Okt. 1940.


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