The Adoration of the Magi
Fra Angelico - circa 1440-1460
1200 x 1200 • 423 KB
Samuel H Kress Collection, 1952. A collaboration with Filippo Lippi. Documents indicate that this tondo may have belonged to Lorenzo de' Medici. Following the Three Kings, a splendid procession, symbolizing all mankind, waits to pay homage to the new born Christ. The peacock is a symbol of immortality. Scholars believe that Fra Angelico laid out the composition and painted the Virgin and Child and at least some of the figures in the upper right and Fra Filippo Lippi completed the work.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1440-1460
Artist age:Approximately 73 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 137.3 cm (54.06 in.), Width: 137.3 cm (54.06 in.)
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 23 June 2014.
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