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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 88v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated holding on her lap, with both hands, nude Christ Child, nimbed. Magus, with joined hands raised, kneels before them; second Magus, wearing hat, kneels beside the first, and the third, wearing hat, raising right hand, holds casket with left hand. Behind Virgin Mary, Joseph, partially wearing hood, is seated, holding walking stick or crutch with both hands. Beside her is round table on which is covered vessel and object.
Scene in opening of building with thatched roof; wattle fence in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry.

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