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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 276r

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1) Magi: Dream -- In initial D decorated with geometric ornament and diapered backgrounds, three crowned Magi recline sleeping in draped bed, and nimbed angel, gesturing, descends from cloudy arc of heaven.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing five heraldic escutcheons, including Moreuil (two) and Hangest (one), and inhabited by three birds, three hybrid birds, hybrid man, and animal, astride bird, playing bagpipe.

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