Adoration of the Magi – Botticelli

     The Three Kings adore Our Lord Jesus Christ and present their gifts to Him in the stable at Bethlehem, in this unique artwork by S. Botticelli.

     Our Lady sits in a recess, built high up into the one wall of the stable, holding the Infant Jesus in her lap. St. Joseph stands behind her. One of the Kings has climbed part-way up the wall so that he kneels before the Child Jesus, touching the Infant's feet. The other two Kings stand below, with their crowd of courtiers.

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