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ID: 700000178Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Adoration of the Magi (altarpiece; Bartolo di Fredi (Sienese painter, active by 1353, died 1410...; ca. 1385; Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena (Siena, Siena province, Tuscan...; no. 104)
Note: Central panel of a large altarpiece, demonstrating Bartolo di Fredi's mature style, marked by the rejection of the concrete figures and naturalism begun by the Lorenzetti to instead favor the flatter, decorative, otherworldly compositions of the earlier Simone Martini and Duccio, which he combined with a new spirit of fantasy and anecdotal details. This "Adoration of the Magi" is closely related to another depiction by the artist of the same subject, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Based on documentation, one of these two works was likely painted for San Domenico, Siena.
Titles:
Adoration of the Magi (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Adorazione dei Magi (C,U,RP,Italian-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
altarpiece [300075940] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by function>, religious visual works)
panel painting (painting by form) [300033656]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)
polyptych [300178235]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by form>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)
Italian art
decorative arts

Creation Date: ca. 1385

Creator Display:
Bartolo di Fredi (Sienese painter, active by 1353, died 1410) [preferred,VP]
painter Bartolo di Fredi (Sienese painter, active by 1353, died 1410) [500031914]
Locations:
Current: Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena (Siena, Siena province, Tuscany, Italy) [500308996] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: no. 104
Display Materials: tempera on panel
tempera [300015062]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
panels (wood) [300014657]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood (plant material), <wood by form or function>)

Dimensions: 195 x 158 cm (76 x 61 5/8 inches)
Cultures:
Italian (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
International Gothic [300020786] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <Medieval styles and periods>, Medieval (European))

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
human figure(s)
allegory

Specific Subjects:
Adoration of the Magi [1000083]
.....((Life of Jesus Christ, New Testament, Christian iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
Holy Family [1000071]
.....((New Testament, Christian iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
Madonna and Child [1000052]
.....((Life of the Virgin Mary, New Testament, Christian iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
mother [300025932]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by family relationship>, ancestors, parents) (AAT)
king (person) [300025481]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, <people in government and administration>, rulers (people), monarchs) (AAT)
horses (species) [300250148]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Perissodactyla (order), Equidae (family), Equus (genus)) (AAT)
gift [300138913]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, social science concepts, legal concepts, <property and related concepts>, property (legal concept)) (AAT)
worship [300056005]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, <religions and religious concepts>, religious concepts) (AAT)
Epiphany (feast day) [300264546]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), holidays, religious holidays, Christian holidays) (AAT)

Outside Iconography:
Code: 73B57 Term: adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child
.....Source: Waal, ICONCLASS (1975)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Adoration of the Magi........ [VP]
........ Grove Art Online (2008-)
........ Harpring, Bartolo di Fredi (1993)
........ Freuler, Bartolo di Fredi Cini (1994)
Adorazione dei Magi........ [VP]
........ Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena (2002-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Harpring, Bartolo di Fredi (1993)
..... Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)
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