The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

Treasure of the Month: Treasure of the Month: The Adoration of the Magi

Wednesday 6th December, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Suzanne Higgott 

The Adoration of the Magi, School of Jean I Pénicaud or Workshop, Limoges, France, c.1525 - c.1530

This small, richly decorated painted enamel plaque depicts the Adoration of the Magi, a popular subject at Christmas time. The infant Christ leans forward inquisitively from the Virgin’s lap to examine Caspar’s gift of gold. The younger magi, Melchior and Balthazar, wait to present their gifts of frankincense and myrrh. Joseph, surprised by the exalted visitors, observes the scene. There is a wealth of symbolism and detail in this exquisite seasonal treasure.

Talks: Suzanne Higgott, 6 and 19 December at 1pm

Free but tour numbers are strictly limited to 25 people per tour and will be given on a first come first served basis.