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from Overgate, Dundee

Postcard of Panel.
© National Museums Scotland


This is one of four carved oak panels from a house in the Overgate in Dundee. The panels date from around 1540 and may have been carved in Scotland. Three of the four depict Biblical scenes.

This highly detailed panel, carved in high relief, shows the Adoration of the Magi. The dress depicted is based on French court fashion of the time.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-722-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KL 204
Date: Around 1540
c. 1540 - 1550
Material: Wood, oak
Dimensions: 750 mm H x 550 mm W
Subject: Carved woodwork, painted ceilings (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Angus, Dundee (Overgate, Franciscan Nunnery Chapel)
Description: Carved oak panel of the Adoration of the Magi from the Overgate, Dundee, possibly carved in Scotland, c. 1540 - 1550
  • Caldwell, D. H. (ed). Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982 
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