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Belgium, perhaps Ghent, 1420-1430
MS M.439 fol. 66v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS, appears above two shepherds, one hooded, both holding staves and gesturing upward, flanking flock of five sheep, laying together on ground. Diaper background. Scene in decorated initial D.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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