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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 61v

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Magi: Adoration -- Within ruins of stable, youngest magus, followed by group of figures, holds vessel in left hand. Middle-aged magus, hands raised, wearing ermine collar, kneels behind eldest magus, kneeling before Christ Child, rays as nimbus, nude, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled. Two vessels are set on table beside her.
In background, Joseph the Carpenter, removing hat held in right hand, stands beside ox and ass.
Scene framed by border inscribed REGES THARSIS ET INSVLE VERA OFFERENT REGES. A.

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