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Book of Hours
France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 37r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Of four shepherds, one is only partially visible; another kneels with joined hands. The third, wearing hat, raising left hand, is seated, looking up and back over left shoulder; and the fourth, kneels, extending left hand to the third. All look up toward half-figure of angel, extending right hand. Sheep are in background. Scene in landscape with trees, buildings, including castle on hill, in distance. Text below miniature is beginning of Hours of the Virgin, Terce.

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