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Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175
MS M.44 fol. 2v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Two angels descend from clouds toward three shepherds. Two wear hooded garments.
One plays pipe, seated on ground, and the second, with pipes suspended from cord around neck, holds pedum in his right hand and raises his left hand.
The third, wearing cape of skins, holds horn in his right hand and pedum in his left hand. All tend goats, sheep, and oxen.
Scene against gold background,within decorated frame.

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