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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 71r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated, holding on her lap, nude Christ Child, rays as nimbus. He reaches toward open vessel held by eldest Magus kneeling before them. The other two Magi, crowned, holding vessels with right hand stand behind kneeling Magus.
Scene in shed with hole in roof.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds.

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