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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 76r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Standing amid sheep, one of two shepherds wears hat; both hold peda. They indicate toward right with right hand and look up toward bust of angel in arc of Heaven emitting rays. Angel holds scroll inscribed GL(OR)IA IN ALTISS[IMIS] DEO ET IN TERRA PAX. Dog sits in foreground.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrop, trees, and walled city in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy and viola, and inhabited by wren (?), mallard and dragonfly.

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