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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1500
M.510 fol. 52v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, holds in both hands scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO. Below are four shepherds. The one at left, wearing hood, plays bagpipe. Beside him, shepherd, wearing hood, raises right forefinger and holds pedum in left hand. Behind him, shepherd, wearing hood, holds pedum. At right, shepherd, wearing hat, holds stick in both hands.
Architectural frame is inscribed at bottom with MARIA MATER ORA.
Scene in landscape setting with houses and flock.

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