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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 80v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, sits on bed in shed and holds in her lap nude Christ Child, nimbed, extending his arms toward vessel held by kneeling magus, holding his crown in his right hand. Behind him stand two other magi, both crowned and holding vessels. Above is star emanating rays.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with unidentified arms (argent a fess gules), surmounted by a crown.

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