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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1480
MS M.493 fol. 54v

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Shepherds: Annunciation -- Flying angel holds scroll, descending toward two shepherds, one, sitting on ground, raises left hand to shield face, and one, wearing hooded mantle over belted tunic, stands with arms crossed on breast and leans on pedum; both looking up. Scene in hilly and grassy landscape with trees and city in background. Borders decorated with gold scrolling foliate and floreate ornament against blue background.

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