This work was painted for the chapel of Guasparre Lami
(agent of the Bankers Guild) in the church of Santa Maria
Novella. In the background are the ancient ruins of a city.
The Medicis are depicted taking part in the procession
through the streets with the Confraternity of Magi,
dressed as oriental kings as they did every year in Florence
in reenactment. Botticelli looks out at us from the right
hand side in the brown garment. Guiliano de' Medici stands
on the left and leaning against him is the poet Poliziano.
Beside them Pico della Mirandola. The Magus kneeling at the
feet of Jesus is Cosimo the Elder, the King with the red
cloak is Piero the Gouty (father to Lorenzo). Lorenzo is
seen in profile on the right wearing a short black