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France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 35r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Three shepherds, wearing headgear, hat and hood respectively, all holding staves, one shielding eyes, stand looking up toward hovering angel holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO.
Scene in landscape with sheep, trees, and rocky outcrop, all beneath blue sky.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament including vase containing flowers, and inhabited by man playing tabor (?) astride fantastic animal.

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