Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Bedford Breviary "Annunciation"

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This scene is from the Bedford Breviary, created in France ca. 1424-35, and currently located at the Bibliotheque Nationale Paris (MS. Lat. 17294, F. 56 v). (I'm not certain whether the name indicates a connection with the workshop that produced the Bedford Hours.) The shepherd occurs in the background and is rather indistinct with only a vague indication of a crescent-shaped pouch.


Porcher, Jean. 1960. Medieval French Miniatures. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. fig. 72