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Psalm: 71
Iconography: The Virgin, holding a lily, sits with Christ holding a book on her lap. He is blessing the three kings who are bearing precious gifts. The kings of tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the arabia and of saba shall bring gifts.The psalm is interpreted as the Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:11). The psalm is illustrated by the Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:11) because it is used as a text at the offertory, during the Mass of Epiphany (Nilgen, pers. comm).
Art: Jagged hems are visible beneath the kings' painted cloaks.
Thread stitch: yes. red threads remain
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 12

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