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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 50v

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Magi: Adoration -- Two magi, the oldest holding cup, with crown and scepter on ground before him, and the other, wearing crown and hat, holding vessel, kneel before nude, Christ Child, nimbed, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed. Behind the kneeling magi stands third magus, wearing crown, holding vessel, flanked by two men, wearing hats. In background, below star emanting rays and behind low wall are ox and ass, and three men, possibly shepherds. Landscape in distant background.
Scene within architectural frame.

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