Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Burgundishes Brevier

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This is from the calendar section of a book of hours from the 15th century, showing the first part of April. From what is visible, it is difficult to identify the items clearly as Shepherds Purses, as opposed to sash belts. The one worn by the reclining man is thick enough to have contents, but the woman's looks more like a belt.


Unterkircher, Franz. 1974. Burgundishes Brevier: die Schönsten Mineaturen aus dem Stundenbuch der Maria von Burgund (Codex Vindobonensis 1857). Akademische Druck - u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz. fol. 5r