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France, perhaps Paris, between 1500 and 1510
MS M.89 fol. 42v

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Magi: Adoration -- Two magi, wearing hats, including one holding vessel, stand behind third kneeling magus, with crowned hat on ground, extending vessel held in both hands to partially draped infant Christ Child, with crossed rays as nimbus, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, seated before canopy. Scene in interior of shed.
Floreate margins inhabited by two fantastic animals.

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