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Book of Hours
Italy, Naples, 1483
MS M.1052 fol. 47r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, sits and holds in her lap nude Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, holding gold box in both hands, with magus kneeling before Him and holding his feet with both hands. Other two magi, both crowned and holding vessels, stand behind. Above is star emanating rays. Scene in initial D with foliate ornament.
Left margin with floreate ornament.

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