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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 72v

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David and Bathsheba: Bathsheba bathing -- David, crowned, wearing ermine collar, attended by two men wearing hats, watches Bathsheba from balcony with arches and carved figural decoration. Bathsheba, nude, stands in water in tub with carved decoration and lion-headed water spout; two women, one wearing headdress, sit beside tub. In background is building, with an opening through which distant landscape is visible.
Scene within architectural frame with Putti.

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