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Belgium, 1440-1449
MS M.82 fol. 59r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Two shepherds, amid flock of sheep with dog, look upward toward half-figure of angel, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, in sky amid stars. Scene in landscape with hills, trees, and well or spring.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, inhabited by bird and peacock.

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