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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 45v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, rays as nimbus, veiled, seatd in cloth, holds partially draped Christ Child. He extends his right forefinger and his left hand toward coind in goblet held by eldest Magus, kneeling. Behind him is Magus, wearing crown, with right hand raised, and holding box in left hand, beside Mgus, wearing headgear, holding vessel. Scene in fromt of shed, in landscape setting, with two figures. Star of Bethlehem is in sky.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including thistles and grapevines, inhabited by half-figure of man, wearing hood, holding walking stick, and half-figure of man, wearing hat, holding stick in right hand and in left hand holding rope attached bridle of camel, with box on back.

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