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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 37v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- One of two shepherds, wearing hood, holding pedum with right hand, raising right hand toward face, looks uptoward angel holding blank scroll with both hands, emerging from cloud edged arc of Heaven. The other shepherd, wearing hat over hood, holding pedum, extends other hand and looks toward the first shepherd. Sheep and dog are in foreground.
Scene on rocky outcrop with tree.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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