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Gospel Book
Austria, Salzburg, second quarter 11th century
MS M.781 fol. 39r

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Magi: Adoration -- Three Magi, crowned, bear gifts on draped hands and stand before Virgin Mary, pearled nimbus, veiled, seated on cushioned bench with footstool, holding Christ Child cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing, and book in left hand.
Scene in architectural setting with towers.
Illustration of Gospel of Matthew 2:11.

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