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The Adoration of the Magi
Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561)
Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment
Ms. Ludwig IX 19 (83.ML.115), fol. 36v
Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
Although the Virgin and child sit humbly on a carpet on the ground, the red cloth canopy defines the area where they sit as royal. The three
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