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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 67v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, holding scroll with both hands, hovers in sky above three shepherds amid flock of sheep. One shepherd, wearing hat, stands with staff in his right hand. Second shepherd, wearing hat, stands with pedum in left hand and right hand raised. Third shepherd, wearing hood, kneels on one knee, with right arm raised indicating the angel, beside staff on ground.
Scene in landscape setting with two cities, within decorated frame.

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