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Book of Hours
Italy, Veneto, early 16th century
M.288 fol. 38v

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Magi: Adoration -- Magus, kneeling, extends with both hands, vessel to nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, touching the vessel with right hand. Crown on ground next to the Magus. Christ Child is seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled; Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, wearing hat, stands behind her. The other two Magi, one black, both wearing hats and holding vessel in right hand stand behind first Magus. Rays descend from above.

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