The Adoration of the Magi

Andrea Vannicirca 1360

New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, United States

The Adoration of the Magi was a popular theme throughout the Renaissance. The rich colors, intricate patterns and heavy use of gold are elements of the International Gothic Style that remained popular longer in Siena. In Vanni's image the two foreshortened horses on the left are examples of early experiments with perspective, a fascination which would become a preoccupation for fifteenth-century artists.
Tempera on linden wood panel.


  • Title: The Adoration of the Magi
  • Creator: Andrea Vanni
  • Date Created: circa 1360
  • Location Created: Italy: Siena
  • Physical Dimensions: framed: 16 x 30 1/2 in (40.64 x 77.47 cm)
  • Provenance: The Samuel H. Kress Collection
  • Medium: Tempera on panel

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