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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 133v

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Magi: Adoration -- Eldest magus, kneeling, holding gold object in both hands, looks up at Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, seated on bench and Christ Child, cross-nimbed, standing on Virgin's lap, right hand extended. Behind the eldest magus, stand two magi, crowned, pointing with right hands, one holding object in draped right hand.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), fantastic animal with open mouth faces dog with open mouth.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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