Shepherds Purse: painting - Bronzino "Adoration"

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This Adoration of the Shepherds is by the Italian painter Agnolo Bronzino, from ca. 1535-40 (currently located in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest). The shepherds show a range of clothing from classical draperies (as with the kneeling man with the pouch) to more realistic contemporary clothing (as with the bagpiper in the background). The pouch hangs as if it were on a shoulder strap rather than around the waist, but the details are not visible. The pouch is reminiscent of the "flapped crescent" style (a flap fastened possibly with a toggle is visible) but it is larger and deeper than the core style.


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