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France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 32v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Four shepherds, two wearing hoods, two orant, one with joined hands, one extending hands, look up at half figure of angel in rayed arc of Heaven, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN ALTISSIMIS DEO ET IN TERRA. One of four sheep looks up.
Scene in landscape with trees, hills and city in background.
Foliate initial D with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by fantastic animal, bird and snail.

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