The Adoration of the Magi

Mostaert, Jan Janszca. 1520 - ca. 1525


Amsterdam, Netherlands

This painting ‘zooms in’ on the adoration of the magi to such an extent that, as a spectator, you feel almost present at the birth. The kings bring gifts for baby Jesus, who is not in a lowly stable, but in the ruins of a palace - that of King David, where, according to legend, Jesus was born many centuries later.


  • Title: The Adoration of the Magi
  • Creator: Mostaert, Jan Jansz
  • Date Created: ca. 1520 - ca. 1525
  • Physical Dimensions: paneel
  • Subject Keywords: de aankomst van de drie koningen in Bethlehem
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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