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The adoration by the magi of Christ, shown as young and old. Etching by J. Basire the elder, 1794, after J. Carter, after a bas-relief in Long Melford church, Suffolk.

  • Basire, James, 1730-1802
Date
1794
Reference
22193i
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Bible. N.T. Matthew 2. The Virgin arranges the pillows underneath the head of the large figure of Christ represented here. Beneath the bed are the heads of the ox and the ass. The reclining Christ holds a boyish figure in his hands, who holds a sphere (the apple, indicating his role as redeemer) and appears to take another sphere which sits in a cup proffered by the saluting king. Joseph, on the far right, holds a forked stick

Publication/Creation

London : Society of Antiquaries, 1794.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 26.4 x 36.4 cm

Lettering

Basso relievo, in the wall, in the north aile of Long Melford church, Suffolk. (drawn to half the size of the original). J. Carter del. Basire sc.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22193i

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