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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Paris, between 1511 and 1520
M.813 fol. 110v

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David: anointed -- Samuel, veiled, raises right hand and with left hand, touches head of David, kneeling, with hands crossed. Behind him is man, probably Jesse, wearing hat, purse at waist, with hands clasped around staff. Scene in landscape setting with buildings of city in background.
Scene within architectural frame, decorated with garlands and putti. At bottom is escutcheon, within which is initial B.

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