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France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500
M.33 fol. 95v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel in sky amid clouds extends hands toward two shepherds, one kneeling on one knee with right hand raised and other kneeling with hands raised. On ground beside them is sheep, pedum, and hat. Scene in landscape setting with flock, barn, and other buildings.
In illusionistic border are sheep and flowers, including thistles.

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