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what is the painting by Botticelli called "Adoration of the Magi" portraying!? What is it famous for!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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The Magi is the name for the Three Wise Men who travelled from the East following the Star of Bethlehem to where the baby Jesus was!. The adoration part is them worshiping the Christ child as they knew he was the Messiah!.I don't know what you would consider it being
famous for except that it is a very well known Renaissance painting and the painter depicted his patron Cosmo Medici and his family as part of the crowd!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

What the painting portrays is described in detail at " rel="nofollow">http://en!.wikipedia!.org/wiki/Adoration_o!.!.!. scan down to name of pic!. where it gives a little more info!. http://www!.bergerfoundation!.ch/Sandro/44!.!.!.
This painting produced between 1465-1467was the first in a long tradition of Botticelli's Adoration pictures - he painted five!. http://www!.aiwaz!.net/panopticon/adoratio!.!.!.
The painting is unusual (famous!?) for the fact that it was begun by Fillippino Lippo, a student in his workshop and finished by Botticelli http://www!.nationalgallery!.org!.uk/cgi-bi!.!.!.