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Book of Hours
France, probably Cambrai, 1490-1500
MS M.1053 fol. 103v

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David: in Prayer -- David kneels with both hands raised. Around him on ground are crown-like hat, scepter, and harp. In background are building, crenellated wall, and distant landscape. Above, three arrows descend from clouds of heaven.
Margins with scattered naturalistic flowers, including columbine and narcissus (daffodil), in diagonal bands.

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