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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 52r

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Magi: Adoration -- Under roof of shed, Virgin Mary, nimbed, seated on bench with footrest against decorated hanging, holds nude Christ Child, before the eldest Magus, kneeling on one knee, holding feet of the Child in both hands. Gold vessel is at feet of Virgin Mary. Two other Magi, one with scabbard at waist, both wearing hats and garments decorated with ermine, standing, hold gold vessels.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament. In right margin, half-figure of angel, playing harp, on decorative motif. In lower margin, ram.

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