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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 56r

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David: communicating with God -- David, nimbed and crowned, kneels with hands extended looking up toward half figure of God, raising right hand, holding globe with left hand, in cloud edged arc of Heaven emitting rays. Harp, partially in sack, is on ground beside David; hat with crown (?) is on balustrade in front of him. David wears garment in grisaille.
Scene in cityscape with buildings, stream with bridge, and garden.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated with foliate ornament and two putti grasping from knotted cord hanging from right side of frame.
Initial D enclosing viola.

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