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Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.251 fol. 96v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Of three shepherds, one holds pedum with right hand and holds left hand to head; another, wearing hat, plays bagpipe with right hand and raises left hand; and the third extends both hands, kneeling on one knee. In foreground are five sheep. Angel hovering above holds scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS.
Scene in landscape with farm, including barn, dovecote and house (?).
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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