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Belgium, Bruges, between 1500 and 1526
M.363 fol. 74v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- In sky is angel in rayed arc of heaven. Below are two shepherds, one wearing hat, leaning on pedum, and another, wearing hood, holding bagpipe in left hand. Behind them is flock of sheep in pasture enclosed by wattle fence. In backround are houses in landscape setting.
In illusionistic border are moths, flies, snails, and flowers, including roses and violas.

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