"Perle von Brabant": Anbetung der Könige
Dieric Bouts d. Ä. (1410-1475)

"Perle von Brabant": Anbetung der Könige,

um 1465
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
62,7 x 62,6 cm
AP OG Saal I
Inventory number
WAF 76
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Dieric Bouts d. Ä., "Perle von Brabant": Anbetung der Könige, um 1465, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dn4ZPeRLaK (Last updated on 24.08.2023)
The name ‘Pearl of Brabant’ is used to describe the overall effect and atmospheric treatment of light in this small altarpiece. Numerous symbols and references to legends about the chastity of the Virgin Mary are depicted in the central panel. The left wing shows John the Baptist pointing to the Lamb of God (John 1:29) in broad daylight; on the right, at sunset, is the giant, St Christopher, who found “the greatest king” (Legenda aurea) in the form of the child on his shoulder. The attribution to Dieric Bouts the Elder is disputed.

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