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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1510
M.646 fol. 42v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Half-figures of two angels in is starry arc of heaven, rayed. the foremost angel holds scroll with inscrioption, PUER NATUS EST.
Below is shepherd, wearing hood, kneeling and playing trumpet. He is beside two shepherds, holding pedums in their right hands and with their left hands raised.
Figures are amid flock in landscape setting.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including violas, thistles, and strawberries, inhabited by man, holding rope, pulling man, wearing hat, in swing, attached to two trees.

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