Adoration of the magi

Eric Gill, ‘Adoration of the magi’
Wood engraving from Horae beatae Virginis Mariae: juxta ritum sacri ordinis praedicatorum
Ditchling [England]: Typographia S. Dominici, 1923
Syn.4.91.59(11), p. 61

In this engraving for Compline or Night Prayer, the adoration of the magi is set unusually at night, with the darkness of human sin and mortality dramatically illuminated by the bright radiance of the Christ child worshipped by the three kings.

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