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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 101r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Bust of angel, lowering scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, toward two shepherds, one partly wearing hood, the other with pouch fastened at waist, raising right hand to shield face, both holding pedums. Scene in landscape, with possibly sheep, and gold background. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two prophets, wearing headgear or hat, holding scrolls inscribed (right).

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