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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS M.151 fol. 38r

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Magi: Adoration -- Crowned magus kneels with joined hands raised before nude Christ Child, nimbed, held in lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, seated before brocade cloth of honor. Before her is gold vessel on stool, and flanking her to left is magus, holding vessel in left hand and removing hat with right hand, and to right are Joseph the Carpenter, holding crutch in left hand, and third magus, crowned, holding vessel resembling reliquary in both hands. Scene before half-timbered shed, above which is star, emitting rays. Miniature framed by colums with drums inscribed with fleur-de-lis.

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