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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.390 fol. 99v

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David: communicating with God -- David, beside harp, hat-like crown, and scepter, kneels with joined hands raised toward God, wearing triple crown papal tiara, holding three arrows (?) in right hand, emitting rays from His mouth, emanating rays, in arc of heaven.
Margins with scattered flowers and vinescroll in diagonal bands, inhabited by birds and insects, including butterfly.

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