Adoration of the Magi

Object Name
Medallion
Artist/Maker
South Netherlandish
Object Type
Miniatures
Medallion
Date
1500 - 1515
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Object Number
H.CK.1557
Location
State Hermitage Museum
Institution/Owner
The State Hermitage Museum / Государственный Эрмитаж

Dimensions

Medallion: 55.9mm × 4.5mm (5.6 × 0.5 cm)

Description

Adoration of the Magi

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Carved Latin inscription around scene:

Reges Tharsis et insule munera offerent reges Arabu et Saba dona adducent [Psalm 72:10]

[source: Mesenzeva 1978]

Published References

Charmian A. Mesenzeva, Spätgotische Miniaturschnitzereien (Pantheon Jan-March 1978) pp 31-35; Hermitage 1988, 96, 96.

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 58

Provenance

Provenance
Museum of the Imperial Society for the Advancement of Arts, St. Petersburg; entered the Hermitage 1919
Previous Owner(s)
Museum of the Imperial Society for the Advancement of Arts, Russia

Subjects

Christianity
Adoration of the Magi

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