The Adoration of the Magi altarpiece in Milan

Mission to study the Adoration of the Magi altarpiece in the San Nazaro Maggiore Basilica in Milan.

From 27 to 31 March 2017, a mission was led by Myriam Serck-Dewaide and Emmanuelle Mercier of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage for a first assessment of this unusual altarpiece, with full photographic coverage. The work, with its high quality of execution and exceptional polychromy, could be attributed to the workshop of the Brussels sculptor Jan Borman and dated between 1490 and1510. A first article was written about it in 2016 [1]. The promising preliminary study of this altarpiece should encourage other funders to contribute to the restoration of the work.

[1] M. SERCK-DEWAIDE, “Découverte d’un retable bruxellois inconnu à Milan”, in: N. GESCHÉ, V. HENDERIKS, F. ROSIER and S. ZDANOV, Catheline Périer-D’Ieteren. Étudier, enseigner et préserver l’œuvre d’art: Liber amicorum, Brussels, Editechnart, 2016, pp. 109-120.