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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 41r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Of two shepherds, each holding staff in left hand, one raising right hand, wears purse on girdle, and the other, hooded, touches forehead with right hand. Both look up toward busts of two angels, nimbed, one holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO ET IN TERRA PAX, the other with hands joined. Sheep are at left next to stream; dog is in foreground. Background of hilly landscape with trees, city and figure with staff on path.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament.

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