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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1400
MS M.264 fol. 46v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, veiled, sitting on bench holds Christ child, nude, cross-nimbed, right hand raised, seated on her lap. Eldest magus, kneeling, crown at feet, right hand holding gold container, kisses left hand of Christ. Two younger magi, nimbed, crowned, holding gold containers, one with draped hand, look on.
Scene against patterned background within gold frame.
Page decorated with foliate border with flowers.

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