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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 82v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, with rays as nimbus, sits before shed with stone walls and thatched roof and holds in her lap nude Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, with hands extended to kneeling magus, possibly nimbed, holding cup in both hands. Behind the magus stand other two magi, including one crowned and holding globe-like vessel in both hands, and the other black, wearing crowned turban, holding round vessel in left hand. Above is star.
Margins with vinescroll in four compartments, including two with flowers and one inhabited by fantastic animal.

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