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Adoration of the Magi:Weave of linen
Adoration of the Magi:Weave of linen
The Adoration is a rare example of a fifteenth-century painting executed on linen rather than wood. Over time, the linen has partially absorbed the paint so that the texture of the fabric shows through the layers of paint.


Andrea Mantegna
Italian, about 1495 - 1505
Distemper on linen
19 1/8 x 25 13/16 in.
85.PA.417