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France, probably Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.1053 fol. 70v

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Magi: Adoration -- Two magi, crowned, one holding vessel, stand behind third magus, crowned, holding vessel in both hands, kneeling on one knee before nude Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, held in lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing fillet, seated on bed with canopy. Scene in shed, with Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hood, standing in doorway. Star in sky emanates rays through hole in roof of shed toward the Christ Child.
Margins with moth and scattered naturalistic flowers, including viola and rose.

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