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France, Rouen, 1495-1503
MS M.261 fol. 47r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, raising right hand, pointing, appears amid clouds from which rays of light emanate. Below, three shepherds, beside flock of sheep, and shepherdess, seated, glance upwards. Two shepherds, one seated, hold spears. Third shepherd plays bagpipe.
In background is landscape with walled city.
Scene framed by illusionistic architectural border decorated with four statues of male figures.

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