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Book of Hours
France, possibly Lille, ca. 1445
M.304 fol. 108r

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David: communicating with God -- Within initial D, David, crowned, kneels, holding between joined hands, nude personification of soul with joined hands raised. Both look toward half-figure of God, nimbed, extending right hand, holding globe with left hand, appearing in cloud-edged arc of Heaven. Harp is on ground next to David.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid man wearing hat, looking toward man wearing cap, raising club with right hand; man wearing hood, holding bagpipe, raising left hand looking toward man wearing hat climbing foliage.

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