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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1465
MS M.1027 fol. 95r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated holding nude Christ Child, nimbed, reclining on her lap. Eldest Magus, with joined hands, kneels before them; crown is next to him on ground. Standing next to him, of the other two Magi, crowned, one holds covered vessel with right hand, the other raises right hand and holds covered vessel with left hand. Rays descend from star above.
Scene at open end of building with thatched roof, next to wattle fence; another building in background.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including fern, columbine, and viola. In right margin, scroll inscribed with motto of BenoƮt Damian, DE SURPLUS.

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