- Description: A piece of 17th century artwork sculpted from white Italian marble located on one of the chapel walls. This is a carving of the "Visit of the Magi," which is the nativity story in which the three wise men, or three kings from the east, follow a star to Jerusalem to see the new born Jesus. The word "Magi" in the title that refers to the wise men is actually a latin word standing for the once predominant religion of Zoroastrianism, which focused on stars and astrology. Later this word would evolve into "magic."
- Keywords: marble, art, nativity scene, Visit of the Magi, chapel, Ancient Spanish Monastery, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, monastery, cloister
- TIFF File: A high resolution TIFF of Marble Relief (28.1 Mb) is available for download. This is a very large file suitable for printing. For most on-screen purposes, you should use the image displayed on this page instead of this TIFF.
- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- County: Miami-Dade
- Date of Photo: 7/31/2007
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman