Adoration of the Magi
Date: 01 April 1985
This is slide 1 of 20 from the first Giotto slide set. The following caption is the one originally provided with the slide set.
'Adoration of the Magi', one scene in a fresco cycle, painted by the Florentine master Giotto di Bondone. The cycle decorates the interior of the Scrovegnichapel in Padua and was probably begun in 1303. Halley's Comet appeared in 1301 and served as a model for Giotto's 'Star of Bethlehem'. ESA named its mission to Halley's Comet 'Giotto' in recognition of the fact that Giotto di Bondone made the first 'scientific' drawing of the comet recorded in history.
Last Update: 1 September 2019