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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.365. Fol. 078r

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David: commanding Uriah -- David, wearing crown on hat, sits on draped throne beneath canopy, and holds message with pseudo-inscription in right hand. With left hand he indicates Uriah, wearing helmet and armor, kneeling, indicating David with right forefinger. In background is man, wearing hat, with arms crossed. Scene is in room with window open onto landscape setting.
Below miniature is inscription (NEC)Q(UE) IN IRA TUA CORRIPIAS ME (Psalm 6:2).David: communicating with God -- In left margin is God within cloud-edged arc of heaven, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, and holding cross-surmounted globe in left hand. Below is David, kneeling with joined hands raised, beside crown on ground.

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