Balthasar the Second Wise Man

Collectible by James Christensen

Balthasar the Second Wise Man

James Christensen
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Artwork Description

Magi, kings and wise men have always fascinated Christensen along with all things magical, decorated and symbolic. The New Testament gives no description of the Wise Men; these stories evolved from Christian tradition and, like art, have become endowed with meaning. Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar have come to represent the three ages of man and each believes they bear the perfect gift.

Middle-aged Balthasar bears frankincense, a resin used in making incense associated with prayer and spiritual connections. Limited to the year of the heart datemark.