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The Adoration of the Magi
  • Hendrick Goltzius
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • The Adoration of the Magi, 1594
  • The Life of the Virgin
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 460 x 351 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 475 x 355 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 1/8 x 13 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 11/16 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0318
Catalogue raisonné

The focus of the image is in the lower left where Mary sits with Jesus. In front of her, a man kneels with an offering. Three other figures surround her with nine other faces visible.