Adoration of the Child; Arrival of the Magi.
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Title:Adoration of the Child; Arrival of the Magi
Notes:This particular sarcophagus is known as the Dogmatic Sarcophagus, or the "sarcophagus of the two Testaments." Typical of early Christian art, the Magi are depicted wearing Phrygian head coverings, emphasizing their status as foreigners.
Date:Mid-fourth century
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei

Scripture:Matthew 2:1-12
Lectionary links:AEpDy
General Subject:Adoration of the Magi
ICONCLASS Number:71B57

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Copyright Source:Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen
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Attribution:Adoration of the Child; Arrival of the Magi, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 21, 2016]. Original source: Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
Record Number:51257 Last Updated: 2010-12-09 18:01:59 Record Created: 2007-05-17 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition