The Adoration of the Magi

Early 12th century
Sandstone
Eglise de St. Hilarian de Perse, Espalion, France

This little grouping is at the left of the apex of the tympanum in the south portal. The Magi are represented as kings with crowns, distinguished from each other only by the gifts they carry. As in the earliest images, the child sits on the lap of his mother, who in turn sits on a throne and wears a veil on her head. No star is visible.

More of the Magi

Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.