The Hours of Joanna I of Castile

The Hours of Joanna I of Castile The Epiphany (f.101v.)  
Back

The Epiphany (f.101v.)  

The painting shows the Virgin sitting on upholstered cushions holding the Child by his back on her lap. The Child´s right hand makes a gesture of acceptance whilst his Mother´s right hand holds the gift presented by the oldest of the Magi kneeling with his hands joined to adore Jesus. He wears regal garb and, as a sign of respect, has his head uncovered like the rest of his companions. At his side, also on his knees, is another of the Magi, with long hair and a long beard, displaying a cup containing his offering. The last of them, the black wise man, is depicted removing his cap and holding a golden casket containing his present. Behind the Virgin, sheltered in the stable in ruins, are the ox and the ass.     

Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor
Doctor in History
 

We use private and third party cookies to improve our services by analyzing your browsing habits. If you continue to browse, we consider that you accept its use. Learn more x