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France, Rouen, 1470-1480
MS M.312 fol. 60v

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Magi: Adoration -- Eldest Magus, crown on ground beside him, right hand extended, holding vessel in left hand, kneels before nude Christ Child, nimbed, with right hand extended, held in lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, seated in bed.
At left are two Magi, wearing crowns and holding vessels in their left hands. Youngest Magus holds scepter in right hand and middle-aged magus extends right hand.
At right is Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood, seated on bench, with right hand raised and left hand holding walking stick.
Figures are in front of shed, decorated with curtain.
In background in landscape setting with group of soldiers, wearing armor. Two of the soldiers hold banners, many hold spears.
Star of Bethlehem in sky.
Margin decorated with floreate ornament, including daisies, roses, thistles, strawberries, and grapevines, inhabited by two birds.

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