Sep 16, 2008

Plaque: Adoration of the Magi

Plaque: Adoration of the Magi

c. 1480–1500

Painted enamel on copper

Unframed: 9.9 x 7 cm (3 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.565


The size and shape of this plaque suggests that it may have originally been an "image de chevet" -- a religious image that was popularly hung from the bed curtain during late medieval times.

See also
MED - Renaissance
Medieval Art
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