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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.130 fol. 54r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holds in her lap nude Christ Child, nimbed, with arms extended toward casket held open in both hands of kneeling magus, wearing ermine-collared mantle. Behind stand two other magi, wearing hats, both holding vessels, one resembling reliquary and the other resembling lidded chalice. In background is shed with hole in thatched roof.
Margins with folaite ornament in circular bands. Margins inhabited by bird with wings outstretched and owl (?).

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