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Portrait of Don Antonio Manuele de Funta, Ambassador of the King of the Kongo to the Pope

Part of a Congolese delegation to Europe. During this time, artists started promoting the vision of a cosmopolitan and international Europe. It was during this period that the convention was introduced of including a black African as one of the three foreign kings in images of the Adoration of the Magi.

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Type: illustration
Creator: Giovanni Antonio di Paoli
Date: 1608
Continent: Europe
Keywords: ambassador, congo