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Netherlands, Utrecht, 1500-1510
MS M.166 fol. 78v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, appears above flock of sheep, dog laying curled up, and three shepherds, all wearing hats, two standing, including one holding staff in left hand and raising right hand, and one sitting beside gate, wearing canteen on strap across his breast, with left hand raised and holding staff in right hand. Scene in landscape with hills and trees.
Margins with dianthus flowers and vinescroll inhabited by two winged dragons.

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