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This appears to be a fresco ("Abrazo ante la Puerta Dorada") in Barcelona, by the Spanish painter Pedro Garcia de Benabarre. The larger work is a nativity genre scene. The text doesn't provide a date for the work, but the clothing suggests a late 15th or eraly 16th century date. The shepherd wears hanging tools from his belt, but no purse of any type is visible. This lack of the distinctive Shepherds Purse seems to be common in Spanish art.
Bernis, Carmen. 1979. Trajes y Modas en la España de los Reyes Católicos: II. Los Hombres. Instituto Diego Velazquez, del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid. fig. 123