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The Adoration of the Shepherds with the Nine Choirs of Angels

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Lorenzo COSTA , 1460 - 1535

The Adoration of the Shepherds with the Nine Choirs of Angels

Short title: The Adoration of the Shepherds with Angels
Date: about 1499
Medium: Oil on wood
Dimensions: 52.4 x 37.5 cm
Acquisition credit: Layard Bequest, 1916

There are nine choirs of music-making angels on each side of the Holy Family and adoring shepherds. Two larger angels, centre, blowing trumpets, herald the arrival of a further group of angels bearing the Instruments of the Passion.




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