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France, probably Thérouanne, ca. 1265
MS M.97 fol. 10v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Nimbed angel in sky, holding scroll in left hand and pointing with right hand, descends toward four shepherds.
Large shepherd, wearing cloak, with left hand raised, and pedum in lowered right hand and horn around neck, stands in front of small shepherd with left hand raised. Small shepherd, holding bagpipes in both hands, stands in front of small shepherd, with horn in raised right hand and pedum in left hand.
Five sheep graze on hillock with dog sitting beside tree at peak.
Scene against gold background within Gothic architectural frame decorated with abstract ornament.

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