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The Adoration of the Magi

By the same artist who painted a triptych in the National Gallery, London (1085)

Attributed to Master of the Morrison Triptych, Netherlandish, active c. 1500 - 1510

Made in Antwerp, Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe

c. 1504

Oil on panel

65 3/4 × 42 3/4 inches (167 × 108.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 305, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 369

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This large Adoration of the Magi by the Master of the Morrison Triptych was likely completed around 1504, judging from the progress shown by the artist of the construction of the Antwerp Cathedral tower, seen in the background. This scene was probably painted to be the wing of an altarpiece. The original frame is lost but evidence suggests that it included a central element dividing the composition, as seen here.

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