Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Biblotheque de l'Arsenal ParisMS 438

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The figure appears as an isolated clipping, so I don't know what genre of scene it appears in. Based on the current location of the manuscript, the work is likely to be French, and the style of clothing suggests a possible early 15th century date. While the isolated figure is a woman spinning, it is not uncommon for shepherdesses to be spinning while watching their sheep, so in the absense of further context, it can't necessarily be considered counter-evidence to the pattern of association with shepherds.


Medieval Woman calendar, March 1992