Presentation of Christ-Magi before Herod-Santa Maria Maggiore.
 
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Title:Presentation of Christ-Magi before Herod-Santa Maria Maggiore
Notes:This is on the arch of the church and contains several interesting portrayals. Christ is presented with angels, greeted by David dressed in royal garb, asserting Christ's kingly nature. The bejeweled female figure is possibly Mary or Sarah. Below the Magi in their unique garb greet Herod, above a representation of the birth city Bethlehem
Date:432
Building:Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Object/Function:Mosaic
Material:Glass
City/Town:Rome
Country:Italy

Person as Subject:Herod I, King of Judea, ca.72-4 BC
Wise Men (Biblical figures)
General Subject:Angels
Magi

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Lee M. Jefferson
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Attribution:Presentation of Christ-Magi before Herod-Santa Maria Maggiore, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54004 [retrieved June 19, 2021]. Original source: Image donated by Lee M. Jefferson.
Record Number:54004 Last Updated: 2021-02-16 20:06:04 Record Created: 2008-07-08 09:17:16
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition