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Two Magi
Tempera on twill / twill weave canvas. 1493 - 1499
Berruguete, Pedro
Two Magi
Tempera on twill / twill weave canvas. 1493 - 1499
Berruguete, Pedro

The scene of the Adoration of the Magi, which begins with the depiction of the eldest Magus presenting his offering to the Christ Child (P125), is completed with this second one in which the other two Kings wait to present chalices containing the frankincense and myrhh, symbols of the Child’s divinity and his role as mankind’s redeemer. This composition, together with the one that completes the ep

Adoration of the First Magus
Tempera on twill / twill weave canvas. 1493 - 1499
Berruguete, Pedro
Adoration of the First Magus
Tempera on twill / twill weave canvas. 1493 - 1499
Berruguete, Pedro

This composition, together with the one that completes the episode, showing the other two Magi (P126), was painted to cover the doors of an organ, probably the one in the church of Santo Tomás in Ávila. The oldest Magus kneels before the Virgin and Child while presenting a casket of gold, an offering that symbolises Christ’s royalty. The composition and architecture reveal Berruguete

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