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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 103r

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Margin, right: Shepherds: Annunciation -- Amid foliage, bust of angel, lowering scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, toward two shepherds, one wearing hat, and one with hat tied on back, both wearing pouches fastened at waists and raising left hands. In foreground, flock of six sheep beside stream. Scene in hilly landscape with city in background. Initial Q enclosing head of man. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two men, one wearing hat, both gesturing (upper and lower right); and another man, gesturing (right).

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