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Book of Hours
France, possibly Paris, late 15th century
MS M.2 fol. 76r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated within stable, holds on her lap nude Christ Child, nimbed, extending his arms toward eldest magus, without crown, kneeling, with joined hands extended. Middle-aged magus, bearded, and younger magus, both crowned, hold vessels. Rays of light fall from above onto figures.
In background is landscape with building surmounting hill.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by bird.

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