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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 73r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, emanating rays, in arc of heaven, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELISIS, appears above shepherdess, veiled, seated and holding sheep in lap, and two shepherds, one wearing hood and the other wearing hat, both holding staves, in field with sheep and seated dog. In background are trees and distant city.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Bar (gules semy of crosslets, two barbels addorsed or).

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