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Italy, Piedmont, ca. 1465-1470
M.57 fol. 58r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holds in her lap nude Christ Child, rays as nimbus, extending hands toward vessel held by eldest Magus, kneeling on ground, crown beside him. Behind him are Joseph the Carpeter, with hat in left hand, extending right hand, and two Magi, wearing crowns, holding vessels in left hands. One of the Magi has right hand raised and the other holds touches his crown with his right hand. Behind them is group of four men, wearing hats.
Scene is in front of shed, within which are ox and ass. Through window rays descend. In background is landscape setting.
Margins are decorated with floreate border.

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