Shepherds Purse: manuscript - De Levis Hours "Annunciation"

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This is another manuscript from the same workshop that produced the Bedford Hours (as well as the Vienna Hours). This one is known as the De Levis Hours and was created in Paris ca. 1417 (currently lcoated at the Yale Library, Beinecke Library ms. 400). The scene is in the Annunciation to the Shepherds genre and contains one shepherd wearing a Shepherds Purse. The network pattern on the pouch is more complex than usual -- the sets of double lines almost given the impression of a bias-cut plaid fabric, but there is no reason to suppose that this is the case. A round box is suspended from the end of the pouch section of the belt.


Meiss, Millard. 1972. The De Lévis Hours and the Bedford Workshop. Yale University Library, New Haven. fig. 7 fol. 56