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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.157v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, appearing amid aureole, gestures towards three shepherds below, tending flock of sheep. Two shepherds fall back or react, raising hands to cover faces. Third shepherd is seated on ground, eyes closed.
In border around miniature, landscape inhabited by rabbit and deer. Buildings visible in background.

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