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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1475
MS S.5 fol. 69v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, holding scroll with pseudo-inscription, appears above shepherdess, with sheep in her lap, flanked by two shepherds, wearing caps, one seated and the other standing, holding pedum, pointing at the angel. Flock of sheep in background beside tree. Landscape with hills, trees, and city in background.
Initial D enclosing dog, seated, guarding flock of sheep.
Margins with foliate ornament, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing pointed hat, with long pointed ears on hindquarters.

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