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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 12r

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1) Christ: Presentation -- Female saint or Prophetess Anna, nimbed, veiled, holds basket containing three doves, behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holding Christ Child, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and round object in left hand, on draped altar, before Simeon, nimbed, raising draped hands, and female saint or Prophetess Anna, nimbed, veiled, raising candle.
2) Magi: Dream -- Nimbed angel, holding scroll, descends toward three crowned Magi in draped bed.
3) Magi: before Herod the Great -- Herod, crowned, seated on bench, with scepter ? in left hand, extends right hand toward three crowned Magi, two with hands raised.
4) Magi: Journey -- Three crowned Magi, two beardless, all mounted on bridled horses, hold vessels and raise their hands.; the foremost raises right hand indicating Star above.
Scenes 1 and 4 with gold diapered and punched backgrounds, and scenes 2 and 3 with blue backgrounds, within decorated frames.

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