Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Eberhardgebetbuch

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The manuscript is a late 15th century prayer book known as the "Eberhardgebetbuch" (Württembergischen Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Cod. Brev. 4, No. 1). The text of the book is in German, and the discussion suggests that the artistic inspirations were primary local, despite some general sylistic similarities with foreign styles (esp. French). Much of the art is unfinished, and in the two scenes with shepherds, often the only indication of a Shepherds Purse is a round outline sketched out. There are eight shepherds with some indication of a purse, six men and two women.




Eschweiler, Jakob. 1951. Das Eberhardgebetbuch. Emil Fink-Verlag, Stuttgart. p.36