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  • M787 Adoration of the Magi
Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum
Southern Netherlands, c. 1465-75

A single leaf from a Book of Hours, on vellum with a ful-page miniature painting of the “Adoration of the Magi” in gold and tempera.  Fully illuminated floral border with a man wrestling a bear, a monkey with a lantern, and a half-lion.  The illuminator favors a hard linear style in which both facial features and small plants are exaggerated and large.  The artist also enriches the horizon with bluish architectural structures with rightly clustered and fantastically tall spires.  The sky is divided into a wide grayish-white band surmounted by a narrow strip of saturated blue.  The foreground has regular scatterings of small stones.  Blank on recto.  Size: 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches.

M787 Adoration of the Magi, Miniature from a Book of Hours, S. Netherlands, c. 1465-75

$4,750.00
Weight:
0.50 LBS

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M787 Adoration of the Magi, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum, Southern Netherlands, c. 1465-75 

A single leaf from a Book of Hours, on vellum with a ful-page miniature painting of the “Adoration of the Magi” in gold and tempera.  Fully illuminated floral border with a man wrestling a bear, a monkey with a lantern, and a half-lion.  The illuminator favors a hard linear style in which both facial features and small plants are exaggerated and large.  The artist also enriches the horizon with bluish architectural structures with rightly clustered and fantastically tall spires.  The sky is divided into a wide grayish-white band surmounted by a narrow strip of saturated blue.  The foreground has regular scatterings of small stones.  Size: 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches.

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