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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1480
MS M.136 fol. 75v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Two angels, holding scroll between them, in arc of heaven emanating rays, appear above three shepherds with staves, all with one hand raised, and one kneeling on ground, all in field with sheep and dog. In background are trees and distant city.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament, inhabited by fantastic animal; and man, wearing hat, with left hand raised.

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