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Koch, Robert A. 1998. A metaphor for Christ in a painting by Hugo van der Goes. Source: Notes in the History of Art 17 (4) : 11–14. 4 pp. URL
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Chicago: The University of Chicago Press


In this short article, I describe the role of the stone at the center of Hugo van der Goes’s Adoration of the Magi. It is a representation of Christ in the shape of a metaphor. According to what is told in the Book of Daniel, there was a statue of God that was broken into pieces by a non–human hand. The remainings was a piece, that metonymically represents God in the stone in Goes’s Adoration.