Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Egerton MS 2019

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A mid 15th century Book of Hours (Egerton MS 2019, f.7) shows a reaping scene with comparative evidence. A white cloth sack and a canteen sit to the side of the field. See the discussion of related, but non-shepherd, carrying devices.


Basing, Patricia. 1990. Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts. New Ansterdam Books, New York. fig. 8