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Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 119r

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David: communicating with God -- Within initial D, David, kneeling with joined hands raised, looks up toward head of God amid rays.
Scene in landscape with cave and with ships sailing in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament forming medallion on each corner enclosing head of man wearing headgear; monk or hermit, wearing hood, seated with book open on lap, next to building; eagle on back of rabbit pecking its neck; pelican piercing its breast in nest with five (?) young.

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