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Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 171r

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David: as Musician -- David, crowned, wearing vair-lined cloak, and playing harp, is seated on draped, canopied throne. He is flanked by six men, five playing instruments including trumpet, gittern played with plectrum, shawm, and portative organ. Scene has background of gold and red diaper, and foreground of black and green.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament.

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