DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Adoration of the Magi (detail)1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
The origin of the three wise men from the East is reinforced by a striking detail in the left-hand corner of the picture. Beyond the servants and the richly adorned horses we can glimpse the heads of two camels. The artist has made an effort to depict the animals' unfamiliar faces.