Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Vienna Hours "Annunciation"

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The Vienna Hours are another product of the workshop that produced the Bedford Hours and the De Levis Hours. It was created in Paris ca. 1420 and is currently located at the Vienna Nationalbibliothek (ms. 1855). There are seven shepherds wearing Shepherds Purses on this page, one female and six male. As in the De Levis Hours, several of the pouches have an unusual style of netting with doubled lines (a feature that doesn't show up in the Bedford Hours).




Meiss, Millard. 1972. The De Lévis Hours and the Bedford Workshop. Yale University Library, New Haven. fig. 30 fol. 65v