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The Adoration of the Kings
The Adoration of the Kings
The Adoration of the Kings

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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In the 'Adoration of the Kings' panel, the ass and the ox at the bottom suggest the stable, the humble place of Christ’s birth. At the top right of the panel, the three kings, each wearing a crown and bearing a gift in a chalice-like container, offer gifts to the child. Joseph is shown as an old man in the foreground, seated with a staff in his hand. From the canopy over the Madonna and Child are hanging curtains of the bed on which they are resting.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

c.1460

Medium

polychromed alabaster & gilding

Measurements

H 44 x W 26.5 x D 6 cm

Accession number

NCM 1954-38

Acquisition method

purchased from Messrs S. W. Wolsey, 1954

Work type

Relief


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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