Adoration of the Magi, detail.
 Metsys, Quentin, 1465 or 1466-1530

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Title:Adoration of the Magi, detail

...The caricature-like features of the Magi (not seen in this detail) and their retinue reveal Massys's interest in the extreme physiognomic types popularized by Leonardo da Vinci and made available to Northern artists through prints. It was this interest in the psychology of physiognomy that made Massys such a gifted portraitist. [from Met gallery notes.] Photograph donated by Anne Richardson.

Artist:Metsys, Quentin, 1465 or 1466-1530
Building:Metropolitan Museum of Art
Object/Function:Painting, panel
City/Town:New York
Country:United States

Scripture:Isaiah 66:10-14
Matthew 2:1-12
Lectionary links:CProp09
General Subject:Maternal Love
Mater amabilis
Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Child (Mary)

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Metsys, Quentin, 1465 or 1466-1530. Adoration of the Magi, detail, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 16, 2024]. Original source: Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:54371 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 14:57:32 Record Created: 2010-04-13 15:19:15
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition