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Prayer book and life of St. Margaret
France, ca. 1390
MS M.947 fol. 2v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, is seated holding nude Christ Child, nimbed on her lap. He extends His hands to vessel held by eldest Magus kneeling before them. The other Magi, crowned, one indicating upward, each holding covered vessel, stand next to the first.
Scene set against background of diaper; cluster of leaves emerge from four corners of miniature.

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