Illuminated Manuscript digitally painted by Capio Lumen. This painting is available as a limited edition pigmented ink jet print. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by the artist. This Giclée print, French for inkjet, is printed using Epson archival pigmented inks on fine art paper. The print is “light fast” for 100 years when kept under glass and out of direct sunlight. It is available in these four print sizes.
6.5 X 8.5 Unmated: with a print size of 5.5 X 7.0 ($20.00)
11 X 14 Archival Matted: with a print size of 6.75 X 8.5 ($50.00)
16 X 19 Framed: with a print size 6.25 X 8.0 ($100.00)
24 X 30 Unmated: with a print size of 21 X 27 ($300.00)
The Adoration Of The Magi ©2018
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Matthew, Chapter 2: Verses 1, 2 and 11
Matthew, Chapter 2 verse 1, 2 and 11
1: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2: Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
11: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Symbolism in this Painting:
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:
By following a star, the three Magi came from the East to find Jesus in a simple shack. Upon their arrival, the kings kneel down and pay the child homage. They offer him valuable gifts to honor him: gold (precious metal), frankincense (expensive perfume), and myrrh (valuable anointing oil). By taking off their golden crowns, a symbol of their royalty, the kings emphasize their respect for God’s Son. The ox and donkey are a reference to the prophecy of Isaiah: The ox knows his owner, and the ass his Master’s crib.
The bottom of this image has a large Iris flanked on either side by Roosters. The Iris, along with the lily is the flower of the Virgin Mary. The word “Iris means “Sword-Lily.” The Spanish associate the Iris with the Immaculate Conception and the Queen of Heaven. Purple references royalty and is associated with the heavenly royalty of Christ.
Before the birth of Jesus Christ, the rooster was associated with the sun, the symbol of the Creator, because it crows before dawn. A Rooster or a Cock in Christian symbols represents awaking early in the morning. It is a symbol of watchfulness and vigilance.
Strawberries have been used to symbolize temptation and, with their white flowers and red fruit, purity and martyrdom. Their threefold leaves reference the Trinity. Daisies are a symbol of the innocence of the Christ Child and they are also associated with purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity. The red rose is a symbol of martyrdom. Violas symbolize the Trinity because of their three-color petals. The blue five-petal forget-me-nots signify remembrance. Violet is a symbol of humility and is associated with Christ on earth as an infant.
The butterfly is a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. Birds are the symbol of the “Winged Soul”. They are used to suggest the Spiritual, as opposed to the material. The bee and ants that are scattered throughout the composition are used because of their industrious habits, as symbols of activity, diligence, work and good order. The spots of the seven-spot ladybug symbolize Mary’s Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.
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