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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 5v

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Magi: Adoration -- Three Magi wear crowns. The youngest magus wears hooded garment and holds gold ciborium. The middle-aged magus holds gold ciborium in his left hand and raises his right hand high. The eldest magus kneels, extending gold vessel of coins (?) to right hand of Christ Child, cross-nimbed, holding book in His left hand, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, crowned, seated on bench before portal of building.
Scene with gold background, within decorated frame. Scene caption in French above, (COM) LI TROIS ROIS OFRIRENT A GESU CRIST.

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