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Book of Hours
Netherlands, Haarlem, 1445-1460
MS M.1031 fol. 154r

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David: in Prayer -- Within initial H, David, with joined hands raised, kneels next to harp and crown in rocky landscape with trees. Next to his head is scroll inscribed MISERERE MEI DEUS.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament and bunches of twigs, and inhabited by bird; angel, gesturing with right hand and holding scroll with left hand; and half figure of prophet, wearing hat and holding scroll with both hands.

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