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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 129r

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Psalm 110 (Vulg., 109).
1) David: Charge to Solomon, and Solomon: on Throne of David -- Before building, David, crowned, lying on draped four-post bed, raises joined hands, before two rows of nine men (heads only); to right, Solomon, crowned, sits on bench with right hand raised and left hand on left knee, before trefoil arched canopy.
Illustration of I Kings 2:1-9, and 12.
2) Adonijah: Jonathan reporting, and Adonijah: in Tabernacle -- Two stools fall and banquet table collapses, spilling jug, two vessels, knife, and food, before six men, one fallen from bench (Banquet). To right, Adonijah enters through portal of building inside which is shrine on vessel on altar.
Illustration of I Kings 1:41-49; I Kings 1:50.
In upper margin, two escutcheons of Boisleux and Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: fantastic animal.

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