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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 4v

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Magi: Adoration -- Three magi, two crowned and nimbed, one beardless, hold vessels. The eldest, with crown in his left hand, kneels presenting round object to left hand of Christ Child, decorated crossed nimbus, raising His right hand in blessing, seated on lap of Mary, nimbed, crowned, veiled, seated on bench. Star of Bethlehem in central spandrel of architectural frame.
Scene against gold background, within decorated frame.

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