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France, Provence, ca. 1460
MS M.29 fol. 9r

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David: in Prayer -- David, crowned, kneels with joined hands raised beside harp. Rays descend from arc of heaven at upper left corner. In background is landscape with river, mountains and trees; at left is man hanged from gallows (?) and at right is walled city.
Margins with foliate ornament. In left margin is nude man, wearing hat, seated astride snail. In lower margin are two nude men facing each other. In right margin is partially draped nude man holding sword in right hand and crowned (?) man, seated astride saddled and bridled bird.

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