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The Adoration of the Kings

Possibly painted as part of the predella of an altarpiece, though predellas were already rare in Venetian art in Giorgione's lifetime. The three kings (magi) are all kneeling. The most prominent has already presented his gift, which is held by Saint Joseph.

Key facts
Artist Giorgione
Artist dates active 1506; died 1510
Full title The Adoration of the Kings
Date made 1506-7
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 29.8 x 81.3 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1884
Inventory number NG1160
Location in Gallery Room 6
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