The Adoration of the Magi, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, c. 1480 - c. 1485

The Adoration of the Magi, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, c. 1480 - c. 1485

oil on panel, h 91.6cm × w 71.8cm. Catalogue entry

The painter Geertgen tot Sint-Jans lived in Haarlem in the monastery of the Sint-Jansheren (the Commandery of the Knights of Saint John), from which he took his name.The three magi represent the three generations and hail from the three continents known in the Middle Ages: Europe, Asia and Africa. They are paying tribute to the newborn baby Jesus.

On display in room 0.1 Biblical scenes Mary Joseph Adoration Old Testament Gothic Geertgen tot Sint Jans

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