'The Adoration of the Magi' Panel by Augustin Henckel, 1500-20
This carved, painted and gilded limewood panel shows the scene at Bethlehem when the three gift-bearing kings (magi) arrived to see the infant Jesus Christ. It was originally part of a triptych, with wings on either side of the central panel. It was probably displayed in one of the monasteries in the Swiss canton of Thurgau. They were dissolved in 1848 when Switzerland was reorganising itself under a new federal-style government.
Clues to its origins are provided by several altarpieces and fragments associated with the Swiss workshop of Augustin Henckel. They are sufficiently close in style to this panel to suggest that it originated in Henckel's shop in Schaffhausen.
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