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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1495 and 1498
MS M.934 fol. 117v

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Psalm 079 (Vulg., 078) -- Soldier, wearing armor, holds mallet in both hands. At right is David, wearing crown, holding scepter in right hand and extending left hand. Behind him is group of soldiers, wearing helmets and holding spears. In background are walls of city amid flames. Ground strewn with broken stones.
Margin is decorated with foliate border, including roses and columbines, inhabited by bird and by snail.

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