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Book of Hours
France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 53v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, sits and holds in her lap nude infant Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, extending His hands to open vessel held in left hand of kneeling magus, holding his crown in his right hand. Behind him stands magus, holding vessel in left hand and with his right hand to his crown. Joseph the Carpenter stands beside Mary, pointing to the standing magus with right hand. The third magus, crowned, holding vessel, stands in vestibule. Scene in house furnished with bed.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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