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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.169 fol. 59r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, with scalloped nimbus, seated beneath shed with hole in roof and before brocade cloth, holds in her lap nude Christ Child, with crossed nimbus, extending both hands to vessel held open by kneeling magus, wearing ermine-lined robe, with crown on ground beside him. Behind the magus stand other two magi, including one with crowned turban-like headdress, and the other cleanshaven and crowned, both holding vessels. Above is star in arc of heaven. In background is stone wall, with landscape with trees and starry sky visible beyond.
Margins with vinescroll, ivy-rinceaux, and floreate ornament.

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