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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 79r

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Magi: Adoration -- Two magi, crowned, holding vessels, including one surmounted by cross, stand behind third magus, kneeling on ground beside crown, extending vessel to infant Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, partially draped, sitting on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated beneath roof of shed. Star, emanating rays, above. In background is castle and soldiers.
Margins with foliate ornament, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing hood, holding lute.

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