Citation"The Adoration of the Magi; left panel: The Nativity; right panel: The Presentation in the Temple
(Master of 1518) , 1991.146,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 23, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/227236.
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This altarpiece consists of a larger central panel with a rounded top and two symmetrical side pieces attached by hinges. The central panel shows a light-skinned woman holding a nude baby. On all sides, male figures of different skin tones present ornate vessels to the baby. On the left, the baby lies on a wooden platform while figures kneel around him. In the right panel, a woman holds the baby on a white table while figures lean toward him. All the scenes take place in a hall with elaborately sculpted columns and doorways that reveal a city landscape outside.