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Northern Italy, perhaps Bologna, ca. 1461-1479
MS M.95 fol. 23v

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Magi: Adoration -- Eldest Magus extends with right hand, chalice-like vessel to hands of nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus held by Virgin Mary, nimbed. The other two Magi, crowned, both holding objects are in background. Scene is enclosed in initial D decorated with floreate ornament on gold ground. Left margin decorated with border of floreate ornament. At beginning of collect for feast of the Epiphany (01.06).

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