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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1417
MS M.455 fol. 69v

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Magi: Adoration -- Eldest magus, crown at feet, both hands holding gold chalice with hinged lid open to reveal contents, kneels before Christ Child, cross-nimbed, nude, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, seated on bed within shed. Two other Magi, crowned, stand behind the eldest Magus, both holding gold chalices with lids, and the middle-aged Magus touching crown with left hand. Ox and ass look on from background of shed.
Scene on diapered background in gold frame.

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