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Shepherds are sometimes found as background scenery, not involved in the focal event of the scene. When prominent biblical figures are portrayed as shepherds, their iconic attributes generally come from a narrow selection -- typically a staff, and perhaps a lamb being carried (in addition to background sheep), but generally not by means of a Shepherds Purse or with bagpipes. For example, John the Baptist is often portrayed as a shepherd, but I never found any examples of him wearing a pouch of any type. The only scenes of David (as a shepherd) that I found tended to be from relatively early manuscripts. So, while Shepherds Purses are strongly associated with shepherds, they do not appear to be the most important identifying feature of that occupation. One may be a shepherd without wearing a Shepherds Purse, but one is unlikely to wear one if one is not a shepherd.
Misal Rico of Cardinal Cisneros (Christmas liturgy)
Bedford Hours (Noah's Ark)
The vigilance of the Good Shepherd
Pursuit of St. Barbara (swineherds)
Hours of Isabella Stuart
Maciejowski Bible (David)
Abraham and Hagar
Vision of Joachim
Gospel Lectionary of the Sainte-Chapelle
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