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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1475-1485
MS M.1077 fol. 82v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Of three shepherds looking up at angel, one, with joined hands, kneels on ground; another, wearing hat, raises right hand and holds pedum with left hand; and the third, wearing hood, leans on pedum under left arm and shields eyes with right hand. In foreground, dog, wearing collar, sits between two of the shepherds. Sheep are in background.
Scene in landscape with hills and trees.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry and thistle.

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