Miniature Triptych

Miniature Triptych

Adam Dircksz and Workshop

  • Year created: c. 1500-30
  • Creator: Adam Dircksz and Workshop
  • Country of Origin: Netherlands
  • Dimensions: Height: 43.8 cm
  • Collection: Works of Art
  • Gallery: Sixteenth Century Gallery

This miniature Gothic altarpiece shows scenes from the Old and New Testaments, with the Adoration of the Magi in the centre. It is one of the most important works from the mysterious workshop of Adam Dircksz, specialising in intricate miniature boxwood carvings. Such objects have always been a source of wonder. Intended for personal devotion, they quickly became desirable collectors' items.

S279, Boxwood Miniature Triptych
S279, Boxwood Miniature Triptych