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Book of Hours
France, possibly Paris, late 15th century
MS M.2 fol. 71v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, appearing amid clouds, holds scroll inscribed with pseudo-inscription above two shepherds and flock of sheep. One shepherd, standing, supporting himself with staff, raises left hand, and the other kneels on one knee and glances upwards, with his hat and a sleeping dog beside him on ground.
In background is landscape with building surmounting hill.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with foliate and floreate ornament.

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