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The Adoration of the Magi
  • TitleThe Adoration of the Magi
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 175 x 172 cm
    Ram [med hänge]: (h x b x dj) 201 x 196 x 12 cm
  • DatingMade early 1630s
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Matthias Stom, Dutch, born ca 1600, dead after 1652
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 1792
  • AcquisitionGift 1914 Baron Adolf Tersmeden
  • Collection Mörkrets mästareمعلمو العتمة
  • Description
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    The Gospel of Matthew recounts how the three Kings journeyed from the east following a star to seek out the king of the Jews at Bethlehem. Representing different ages, races, and continents, their homage symbolises the submission of temporal powers to the Church’s authority. A bright natural light illuminates the massive figures, modelled by sharp contrasts of light and shadow. Their silk garments are rendered with exquisite attention to texture.