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Book of Hours
Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 158r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, within aureole of light, appears above two shepherds, one holding staff, amid flock of sheep. Both kneel and gesture in response to angel.
In background is landscape with buildings.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate and floreate ornament begins Terce of the Hours of the Virgin.

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