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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 48r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Of two shepherds wearing hoods, each holding pedum, both looking upward shielding eyes, one is seated. Black and white sheep are between them. In sky above them is bust of angel, nimbed, holding with right hand scroll inscribed PUER NATUS EST NO[BIS] and indicating it with left hand.
Scene in hilly landscape with trees and tree trunk, with castles in background.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament.

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