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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 102v

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Magi: Adoration -- Of two Magi holding vessels in right hands, one wears crown and other holds crown in left hand. They stand behind eldest Magus, with crown on ground beside him, holding vessel in right hand and extending left hand toward nude Christ Child, rays as nimbus, seated in lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed. Scene in front of shed. Star of Bethlehem in sky, emitting rays. Landscape in background.
In illusionistic border are bird, moth, strawberries, and flowers, including roses and thistles.

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