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Austria, Salzburg, ca. 1050
MS G.44 fol. 8r

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Magi: Adoration -- Three crowned magi, wearing tunics and stockings, bear vessels containing coins, before Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated on cushioned bench with footstool, supporting Christ Child, cross-projecting nimbus, raising His right hand in blessing and holding globe in His left hand, seated on her lap. Star of Bethlehem above.
Scene against gold background, within frame decorated with foliate ornament.
Illustration for Gospel reading of Matthew 2:1-12 for Feast of Epiphany.

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