Monday, February 15, 2010


Btw, I take back what I said below about the perspectival differences in the two Sassetta images. Having looked more closely at the Journey of the Magi, I do indeed see a perspectivally skewed horse's butt among the procession of figures. But I still wonder mightily about the significance of the monkey being carried in procession. Perhaps an iconographic indicator of the "exotic East" from which the Magi were said to have come?

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