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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 128v

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1) Adonijah: usurping Kingdom -- Adonijah and five men sit behind draped table spread with food and jug; three extend hands to vessel; one raises food to mouth; and one holds knife (Banquet). Trees.
Illustration of I Kings 1:9.
2) David: petitioned by Bathsheba -- David, crowned, lying on draped four-post bed, raises right hand toward Bathsheba, wearing berbette over snood, and Nathan, both raising hands.
Illustration of I Kings 1:15-31.
3) David: sending for Solomon -- David, crowned, lying on draped four-post bed, raises right forefinger, addressing Nathan, Zadok, and Benaiah, one wearing hat and raising right hand. Scene in building.
Illustration of I Kings 1:32-35.
4) Solomon: riding Mule of David -- Solomon, crowned, mounted on saddled mule, is accompanied by six horsemen, three blowing horns, within crenellated city walls of Gihon.
Illustration of I Kings 1:38.
Scenes with gold backgrounds, within decorated frames.

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