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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 50v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS, flies above three shepherds, one playing flute, and the other two dancing with joined hands. Beside them are dog and sheep, including three black sheep. Scene in landscape with trees and mountains.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux floreate ornament.

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