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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 9r

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Magi: Adoration -- Under architectural setting of trefoil arch enclosing hanging lamp surmounted by cross with double traverse, three Magi, all bearded, wearing pointed headdresses, holding round objects, approach angel nimbed?, right hand extended, and Virgin Mary nimbed, cross on veil, seated on cross-surmounted faldstool, holding Christ Child cross-nimbed; inscription, “How the Magi brought gifts of gold” (Ge’ez).

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