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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1495
M.388 fol. 67v

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Magi: Adoration -- Eldest Magus, wearing hat with crown, and wearing spur on boot, lifts with right hand, cover from chalice like vessel held in left hand. He is kneeling before Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, holding partially nude Christ Child, rayed crossed nimbus. Her right hand is on His feet. Joseph the Carpenter is behind them. Another Magus, wearing hat with crown (?), with sword at waist, stands behind the first Magus. Crowd, including one woman wearing hat, stands nex to wall of ruined building. Rays descend toward Virgin Mary.

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