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Italy, Florence, between 1490 and 1499
MS M.14 fol. 52v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Historiated initial D enclosing angel, emanating rays, above three shepherds, one with right hand raised to his head, all holding staves and seated on rocks in meadow beside flock of sheep and dog.
In margins is cherub amid vinescroll at lower left and at top two cherubs flanking blue medallion, all amid foliate ornament.

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