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France, Paris, between 1511 and 1520
M.813 fol. 75v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Shepherd, wearing hat, kneels on one knee and raises left hand. Beside him is flock. In background are two shepherds, wearing hats, one of which leans on pedum and the other raises right hand. They are in front of half-timbered building. In sky above landscape is head and shoulders of angel emerging from clouds, emitting rays.
Scene within architectural frame, decorated with masks, garlands, and escutcheon, within which is initial L.

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