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Book of Hours
France, perhaps Tours, ca. 1465
MS M.161 fol. 55r

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Shepherds: Adoration -- Angel, emanating rays, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, appears in sky above three shepherds, including two with staves, one wearing hat, and one with hat hanging from cord around his neck, all in field bordered by stream with small bridge, with sheep and dog, wearing collar, seated and looking upward.
Margins with foliate and vinescroll ornament.

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