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Shepherds: Annunciation.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 057r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Four shepherds look upward toward half-figures of three angels holding scroll inscribed with musical notation and illegible text. Three of the shepherds shield eyes with raised hands, one wearing glove; two hold peda; fourth, bagpipe hanging at waist, leans on pedum. Two of eight sheep look up toward the angels.
Scene in hilly landscape with buildings in background; trees; man kneeling, arm raised, in distance; two men wearing hats, one with staff over left shoulder.

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