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France, Paris, between 1495 and 1498
MS M.934 fol. 10v

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David: pursued by Saul -- Christ-Logos (head and shoulders only), cross-nimbed, in cloud-edged arc of heaven, rayed, looks down upon three soldiers, wearing armor. One holds stick in right hand and with left hand touches shoulder of David, crowned, wearing ermine-lined mantle and purse at waist, with hands raised, fleeing toward open portal of castle.
Scene in landscape setting.
Margin is decorated with foliate border, including roses and grapevines, inhabited by moth and by fantastic animal.

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