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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 46v

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Magi: Adoration -- Magus, kneeling on one knee, raising left hand and extending with right hand, footed cup containing gold coins (?) to nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus. He extends both hands to the cup, kneeling on one knee on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, seated on throne holding Him with both hands. One of two crowned Magi standing in background, holding covered vessels, wearing wooden patten, looks up toward star in upper right corner indicated by left hand of third Magus.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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