Adoration of the Magi

Southern Germany or Austria Southern Germany or Austria

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This leaf was detached from a psalter (now in the Universitätsbibliothek, Innsbruck, Austria). Psalters contain the Book of Psalms, often supplemented with other devotional material. As is the case with many manuscript illuminations of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the artist’s name is not preserved. His style is characterized by a preference for red, blue, and green and by a delicate use of red paint to create shadow on the faces, necks, and hands. Here, the Virgin and child are seated upon a throne as the magi approach.

Adoration of the Magi, Southern Germany or Austria, Tempera and gold and silver leaf on parchment, Southern German or Austrian

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