Shepherds Purse: painting - Francke "Nativity"

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The work is from a Nativity genre scene by Master Francke from 1424 and is currently located in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg. No real detail is visible, but one of the shepherds in the distance has a white shape at his waist that is consistant with a Shepherds Purse. This example is principally interesting for helping establish the motif in a German context.


Waetzoldt, Stephan. 1970. Art Treasures in Germany. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. fig. 79