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The Meeting of the Three Kings, with David and Isaiah (recto); The Assumption of the Virgin (verso)  1480

by Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece

In a barren, mountainous landscape, the three wise kings Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar meet to continue their journey to Bethlehem. Heralds on prancing horses blare trumpets to proclaim the unification of humankind at the birth of Jesus. On the peaked mountains above, the kings appear again at an earlier moment. Their diminutive figures stand or kneel, watching for the s...
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