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Relief icon; pale green steatite, in the form of a tympanum; the Nativity and Adoration; in the centre the Virgin lies on a couch, behind her is the Child in the manger and the animals; Joseph is seated on the left and on the right are the three Magi; inscriptions above and below; set in silver with a suspension loop at top.
- Production date
Height: 22 millimetres
Thickness: 9 millimetres
Width: 39 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Exh. cat., We Three Kings: the Magi in Art and Legend, Aylesbury, 1994, no 12
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-1996 25 Oct-21 Jan, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire County Museum, We Three Kings
- Part of the scene is lost by a fracture. Silver mount missing (November 2015).
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- In 1758 this object belonged to Venuti, he called the stone a glass paste and thus misled later writers.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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