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Apparition of the Star to the Magi. "Speculum humanae salvationis," fol. 31r (detail)

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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume II: From the Early Christian Era to...
The first part of this volume devoted a good deal of attention to the imperial areas of Europe, a procedure dictated by the iconographic evidences found both in the Carolingian sphere and in the Germanic Empire that followed. We have seen that a wealth of themes and myths grew up around the color black, the Aethiops, Prester John, the Queen of Sheba, and the Magi, and we followed the emergence and...
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Related print edition pages: pp.31-82

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