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Italy, Piedmont, ca. 1465-1470
M.57 fol. 53v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Shepherd, wearing cap, holding hat in left hand, and raising right hand, walks toward shepherd, holding staff in left hand, reclining on ground, and shepherd, wearing hood, with staff in right hand, and with left hand raised toward angel, holding scroll with pseudo-inscription.
Beside shepherds, dog reclines on ground. In background is flock and landscape with buildings of city.
Margins are decorated with floreate border.

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