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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 54r

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Magi: Adoration -- Of two Magi, crowned, each holding gold vessel in one hand and indicating the vessel with other hand, one wears sash over left shoulder, and knotted on right side. The third and eldest Magus, wearing gold chain on vair collar, kneels, extending with both hands, box toward nude Christ Child. nimbed. He is sitting on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, and raising right hand. Rays descend from star above.
Scene in open shed next to wattle fence with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament including viola and strawberry.

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