225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Italy, Rome, 1546
M.69, fol. 38v
Magi: Adoration -- Joseph the Carpenter, wearing cap, stands behind Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, seated on bench, holding with both hands, nude Christ Child, nimbed, crouching on her lap, extending both arms to eldest Magus, extending covered vessel with right hand, kneeling, and looking toward Him. The other two Magi, one dark skinned, both holding covered vessels with right hands, one wearing sword at waist, stand looking at each other, beside the first. Behind Magi is bridled horse next to youthful male, wearing sword at waist.
Scene before ruined building in which are ox and ass, all in landscape with trees, inhabited by procession of nine (?) horsemen, one holding lance, camel wearing bundle, two camels with driver behind.
Winged putto, holding foliage in raised right hand, sitting amid foliage in footed bowl flanked by two putti holding noses of heads (mask) from whose mouths emerges bunting tied in bow below the footed bowl. At each corner, seated figure grasping foliage.
Putto, grasping scroll with left hand, standing in foliage above nude male figure holding on his head with right hand, drapery falling behind him, standing on pedestal decorated with face.
Putto, grasping scroll with right hand, standing in foliage above nude male figure holding on his head with right arm, drapery falling behind him, standing on pedestal decorated with face.
In center,plaque inscribed DEVS IN ADIVTORIVM MEVM INTENDE, decorated with head with large mustache, indicated or touched by two winged putti, flanking and grasping the plaque. Below, one of two putti grasping bunting, knotted through the plaque. At left, fantastic animal and three figures, possibly putti; at right, two figures or putti, and another fantastic animal.
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