Sunday, January 6, 2008

Three Kings Day

And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

~ Matthew 2:9–11

The Journey of the Magi. James Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French.
Oil on canvas, c. 1894.

The Adoration of the Magi. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish.
Oil on canvas, c. 1655–60.

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