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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.189 fol. 44v

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Magi: Adoration -- Of three Magi, two wear crowns, one wears turban-type of headgear; all hold chalices, one with cover. The eldest Magus kneels and extends cup toward nude Christ Child seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled.
Scene in partly ruined building, open at end, with hole in wall at roof.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by butterfly.

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