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Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1515
MS M.732 fol. 37v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Angel, half-figure, holding scroll inscribed GLORIA IN ESSELCIS DEO ET INTERRA, appears above three shepherds, each holding staff, standing beside flock of sheep. One shepherd raises right hand over face. Second shepherd raises joined hands. Scene within landscape with buildings of city in background.
Miniature framed by illusionistic architectural frame.

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