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France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 58r

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David: slinging at Goliath -- Youthful David, extends back right hand holding sling, with left hand on throat, looks up toward Goliath, wearing helmet and armor, shield on cord over right shoulder, holding spear with right hand, left hand on hilt of the sword. Scene in landscape with hills and rocky outcrops; army and tents, only tops visible, in background. Text at bottom of miniature begins Seven Penitential Psalms.

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