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How Balthazar, One of the Three Kings, Who Visited Baby Jesus Became Black?

Unraveling the skin color mystery of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch. Balthazar — the Black king donned in a white robe. Source-Public Domain

“We Three Kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain,
Moor and mountain,
Following yonder Star.”

“O Star of Wonder, Star of Night,
Star with Royal Beauty bright,
Westward leading,



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Kamna Kirti

Kamna Kirti


Art enthusiast. I engage with art at a deep level. I also share insights about entrepreneurship, founders & nascent technologies.