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Belgium, Bruges, 1531
MS M.451 fol. 39v

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Adoration of Magi -- Three magi, two standing, holding hats in right hands and vessels in left hands, one with dagger sheathed at waist and the other black, stand beside third magus, wearing ermine-trimmed mantle, hat on floor beside him, offering goblet and kneeling toward Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding on her lap partially draped nude Christ Child, with rays as nimbus, both beneath canopy. In background are ass and ox. Scene within stone stable with large window, through which is visible horseman on hillside.

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