Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART: Adoration of the Magi

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Adoration of the Magi
Image View: 
Predella panel the Nativity; detail, the angel appears to the shepherds
Creator: 
Gentile da Fabriano (Italian painter, ca. 1370-1427)
Location: 
repository: Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy) Inv. 1890 no. 8364
Location Note: 
Piazzale degli Uffizi
GPS: 
+43.7684+11.2556
Date: 
1423 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
Italian
Style Period: 
Fifteenth century; Late Gothic
Work Type 1: 
altarpiece
Work Type 2: 
panel painting
Classification: 
Paintings
Material: 
tempera and gesso on panel
Technique: 
painting and painting techniques
Measurements: 
300 cm (height) x 282 cm (width)
Inscription: 
OPUS GENTILIS DE FABRIANO MCCCXXIII MENSIS MAII
Subjects: 
New Testament; saints; International Gothic
Description: 
Described as "the culminating work of International Gothic painting". Commissioned by the Florentine banker and patron of the arts Palla Strozzi, it was originally installed in the family chapel in Santa Trinita. The figures wear splendid costumes, brocades richly decorated with real gold and precious stones inserted in the panel, with areas of built-up metal leaf. They are accompanied by a multi-ethnic procession that also includes exotic animals, to emphasize their coming from the Far East. The frame is also a work of art, characterized by three cusps with tondos portraying Christ Blessing (center) and the Annunciation (with the Archangel Gabriel on the left and the Madonna on the right). The predella has three rectangular paintings with scenes of Jesus' childhood: the Nativity, the Flight into Egypt and the Presentation in the Temple (the last a copy, the original being in the Louvre). (Source: Virtual Uffizi Gallery [website]; https://www.virtualuffizi.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier: 
7A1-GENTILE-AOM-D06
Rights: 
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