Shepherds Purses: manuscript - Bedford Hours "Noah"

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In a portrayal of the building of Noah's ark, a shepherd sits on a hill in the background watching the pairs of beasts being paraded towards the construction site. The scale of the figure does not allow more than an identification that he wears a Shepherds Purse of the "crescent" type.

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Backhouse, Janet. 1990. The Bedford Hours. The British Library, London. f. 15b, f. 65, f. 70b

Basing, Patricia. 1990. Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts. New Ansterdam Books, New York. plate 6