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Book of hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1460-1470
MS M.1160. Fol. 081r

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David: communicating with God -- Beneath bust of God within rayed arc of heaven, David, crowned, wearing ermine-trimmed mantle and necklace, with joined hands raised, kneels on tiled floor before his throne with canopy, beside harp, and table with two books and two scrolls with pseudo-inscriptions, scene in paneled room with inscriptions near ceiling, and arched portal with trees and landscape in background.
Right margin:
Within medallion, David, wearing hat, holding sling in clasped hands, beside Goliath, wearing helmet and armor, holding halberd in right hand, bleeding from wound on head, lies supine in foreground, figures in grassy landscape with three sheep.
Lower margin:

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