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Belgium, Bruges, between 1460 and 1470
MS M.778 fol. 75v

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Magi: Adoration -- Of three Magi, one wearing hat with crown, holds covered vessel with left hand; the second raises hat with crown with right hand and holds covered vessel with left hand. The third, crown on ground beside him, holds box, and kneels before nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled. She is seated in opening of building with thatched roof; rays descend from star above.
Miniature carried out in grisaille, with painted details.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament in grisaille.

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