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Border with the Queen of Sheba before King Solomon
Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561)
Bruges, Belgium (Place created)
about 1525 - 1530
Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment
Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
Intrigued by reports of King Solomon's legendary wisdom, the Queen of Sheba visits him in Jerusalem, kneeling down with two of her attendants to present him with sumptuous gold and spices. Simon Bening constructed the scene as if it were taking place behind a text-panel that discusses the story of the Adoration of the
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