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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1470-1480
M.239 fol. 39r

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated, holding with both hands, nude Christ Child (no nimbus), raising left hand and extending right foot to hands of eldest Magus, kissing His foot. Crown is on ground next to the Magus. The other two Magi, wearing hats, holding covered vessels, one indicating upward, one black. Rays from star amid rays, descend to Mary, seated in open end of shed with thatched roof.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including daisies.

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