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France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 059v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, seated, holds with both hands nude Christ Child, extending hands toward eldest Magi, holding open vessel with right hand. Behind them are Joseph the Carpenter, seated on stool, holding walking stick in right hand, and two Magi, crowned, holding vessels in one hand and raising the other. Scene is within shed, behind which is landscape and buildings of city. In sky is star.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including grapevines, inhabited by two bears.

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