25 December 2010



For unto us a child is born, 
unto us a son is given: 
and the government shall be upon his shoulder: 
and his name shall be called 
Counseller, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, 
The Prince of Peace.


Adoration Of The Magi-Gentile da Fabriano


  1. Merry Christmas Little A! I'm so used to seeing images of just the sumptuously clothed figure of the magi on the right, I forgot how charming the rest of this painting is. I love the bit where the Child is placing his hand on the other magi's bald head. No doubt the magi has humbly asked for and is receiving a blessing, but it makes me think of grandpa playing with the new baby! So sweet...

  2. Yes, the kneeling magi looks like he's nibbling the baby's toes and making him laugh. This is the most humanized Nativity painting I have ever seen.



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