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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1470
MS M.28 fol. 55r

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, nimbed, emanating rays, holding in both hands scroll with pseudo-inscription, hovers above two shepherds, one wearing hat, seated and drinking from canteen, and the other standing, with right hand raised to forehead, both holding staves, in field with dog and flock. In background are mountains, castle, and trees.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are goldfinch; hybrid man, wearing hat and capelet, standing on all four paws; two additional birds, one a goldfinch; and a lion, laying down.

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