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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 45v

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Magi: Adoration -- Within stable, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated holding Christ Child, nimbed, frontally on her lap, beneath rays from star above hole in roof. He is extending both hands toward container offered by one of three Magi, kneeling on one knee. The other two, crowned, stand behind him, holding covered containers in left hands, and raising right hands. Ox and ass, heads only visible, are at manger in background.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, including rose.

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