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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 10v

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Within room with view of landscape through colonnade, angel, holding book, stands before Evangelist Matthew, nimbed, seated on bench at draped desk. He writes in book with pen held in right hand.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Magi: meeting -- Within landscape setting, three magi, all crowned, mounted, followed by entourages, including some holding spears, meet at crossroads. Two magi extend hands right hands towards each other. Third magus arrives in background.
Intial I:
Sprig of flowers within decorated initial C.

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