Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Tres Riches Heures (Annunciation)

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The image is from the well-known Tres Riches Heures of the Duke du Berry, made in France in the early 15th century. This is a genre scene of the annunciation to the shepherds.One shepherd wears either a fairly thin pouch-belt slung to the back or simply a thick sash-belt. There is a round (ceramic?) flask hung from the left side.

A second shepherd wears a similar item, but there is even less basis for interpreting it as a pouch rather than simply a sash.


Pérez-Higuera, Teresa. 1997. Medieval Calendars. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London.