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France, Paris, 1375-1400
MS M.229 fol. 54v

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Magi: Adoration -- Eldest magus, crown on floor next to him, extends vessel in right hand and holds open lid with left hand as Christ Child, crossed nimbus, reaches toward the vessel with left hand and raises right hand. He stands on mantle of Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned and veiled, seated on bench, her right hand around His waist. The other two Magi, crowned, stand at left, holding covered vessels, looking toward each other, one indicating to right with left hand.
Margins decorated with foliate ornament on rectilinear bars.

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