adoration of the shepherds

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adoration of the shepherds

as a theme in Christian art, depiction of shepherds paying homage to the newborn Christ, an event described in the Gospel According to Luke. It is related to the older but less frequently represented annunciation to the shepherds, which shows the same shepherds in the fields receiving from an angel news of the miraculous birth.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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