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The Adoration of the Magi

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1490-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 7

Physical description

Modelled in high relief in a recessed frame. Painted in blue, orange, manganese purple and copper green. The three kings on the left, while on the right is St. Joseph and the seated Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus on her lap. The figures are depicted in a grotto, above it, a landscape with a tree.

Place of Origin

Faenza (probably, made)


1490-1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours


Height: 63.6 cm approximate, Width: 42.2 cm approximate, Depth: 15.8 cm approximate

Descriptive line

Panel, Adoration of the Magi, tin-glazed earthenware modelled in high relief, probably Faenza, Italy, 1490-1500

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

C. Paolinelli, Lacrime di Smalto, exibition Senigallia (Rocca Roveresca), 2014, p 123, illustrates our Adoration n the context of similar devotional objects.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Modelled; Tin glazing

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware; Religion; Christianity


Ceramics Collection

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