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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 66v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Two shepherds, one wearing hat on back, with holes in leggings and dog possibly licking his leg, both holding pedum in left hand and raising right hand to shield eyes, look up toward half figure of angel amid rays, holding scroll inscribed GLORA IN [...] DE(O) ET IN.
Scene in landscape with trees, castle on hilltop and city in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament inhabited by birds.

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