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Adoration of the Magi

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1375-1425 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    linen embroidered with coloured silks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered linen sqiuare depicting The Adoration of the Kings, Virgin and Child to left hand side, kneeling King proffering gift, other two standing behind to right. Star at top of picture. Background embroidered in green silk in knitting stitch, some brick stitch infill of main picture. Colours: ochre, blue, white, red.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


1375-1425 (made)


unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

linen embroidered with coloured silks

Object history note

From the Bock Collection

Descriptive line

Embroidered scene depicting the Adoration of the Kings


Linen; Silk thread


Hand embroidery

Subjects depicted

Jesus Christ; Mary (Virgin Mary); People; Star; Kings; Balthazar (King); Melchior (King); Caspar (King)


Embroidery; Ecclesiastical textiles

Collection code


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