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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 94v
Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080).
1) David: Battle against Zion -- Two mounted soldiers in chain mail, armed with sword and shield (buckler), and lances, and David, crowned, in chain mail, mounted, holding bannered lance, all approach building tower of Jerusalem with closed portals decorated with ironwork inside which, at top story, man, wearing cap, proffers keys toward the David; to right, man, wearing cap, sits holding stone in container before catapult attended by man.
Illustration of II Samuel 5:6-8.
2) David: Building of House -- Man with hands raised attends David, crowned, holding rod in left hand and with right hand directing three workmen, one wearing broad hat, and two, hooded, carrying load on hod, all ascending ramp toward building of palace.
Illustration of II Samuel 5:11.
Scenes with gold diapered and punched backgrounds within initial E decorated with foliate ornament.
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