|Adoration of the Magi (1504) - Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)|
New Zealand 2d Stamp Issued 1961 Christmas
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
This work was created by Durer during a time when he was staying in Nuremberg. The painting is oil on wood so it is thought to have been housed in a church in earlier times. Durer is considered to be the most important painter of the Northern Renaissance.
Much of his work has religious meaning, including a work of "Adam" which featured on a stamp that was issued by Rwanda.