The Adoration of the Magi


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The Adoration of the Magi

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Icon nb 13

Size : 34 x 26 cm.

Pine board

Gilded haloes and background. Egg tempera.


After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.

Matthew, II, 9 - 12

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