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


Dimensions
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
Acquisition
Transferred by the city of Frankfurt from the Julius Heymann collection in 1940
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Adoration of the Magi
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique
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

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Transferred by the city of Frankfurt from the Julius Heymann collection in 1940

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 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
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

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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12.05.2020