The Adoration of the Magi, Martin Schongauer
Martin Schongauer
The Adoration of the Magi
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Martin Schongauer

The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1470

From the ‘Life of Mary’


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258 x 170 mm
Darstellung
255 x 168 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33708
Object Number
33708 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1844
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Guided by the star of Bethlehem, the Three Wise Men and their retinue have reached the ruin we saw in the Nativity (33706). As described in the Gospel of Matthew, they present their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. They represent the three ages of life. Schongauer was a master at depicting widely differing textures—for example the velvet mantle of the kneeling king—with the means offered him by engraving.

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07.06.2024