Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art

The Adoration of the Magi (detail), Simon Bening, about 1525–30. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment, 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 36v

An important exhibition at the Getty analyzes representations of Blacks in scenes of the Adoration of the Magi. Read about the exhibition here: Race and Representation in the Nativity Scene

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