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Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 148r

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052).
Man, wearing fur-lined garment, and three monks, tonsured, one holding book, and another holding roll, stand behind David, crowned, wearing vair-lined cloak, looking back at them over right shoulder, while indicating with left hand, fool, holding bladder on stick. Behind fool are two men wearing fur-lined garments, one of whom holds upturned sword in left hand. Scene has background of gold and red diaper, and foreground of green diaper.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament.

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