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Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 54v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, sits before shed, holding in her lap nude Christ Child, cross-nimbed, with right hand touching head of kneeling magus and left hand in box of gold coins extended to Christ Child. Behind the magus stand the other two magi, both crowned and holding vessels. Above Christ Child is star in heaven, emitting rays to Christ Child. Background is decorated with gold scroll designs.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux floreate ornament.

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