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Book of Hours
France, Lyon, ca. 1485
MS M.83 fol. 70v

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Magi: Adoration -- Two crowned magi, holding vessels, kneel behind third crowned magus, with left hand lifting lid from vessel held in right hand. Before them sits Virgin Mary beneath canopy, with right hand touching feet of nude infant Christ Child held in her lap. Beside her is Joseph the Carpenter. Scene in interior, with distant landscape visible through opening in wall. Miniature enclosed in architectural frame with two standing figures of prophets (?). Bottom of frame inscribed [DE]VS I[N] ADIVT[ORIUM] MEV[M] I[N]TE[N]DE D[OMI]NE.

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