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Hungary, Budapest, 1481
MS G.7 fol. 222r

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David: communicating with God -- David, crowned, kneeling on one knee, with both hands offers nude personification of soul to God, with rays as nimbus, in rayed arc of heaven. Crenellated wall in background. Scene in decorated initial A.
Floreate margins inhabited by putti, including one seated astride goat, holding its horns, as another putto holds its tail, in top right corner; one playing with stick and whirligig in right margin; one with monkey on leash, in lower right corner. In lower margin is medallion enclosing escutcheon with arms of Domonkos Kálmáncsehi (or, a lion demi rampant gules, in a base azure, a star of six points or), surmounted by a miter with infulae. The medallion is framed by a wreath flanked by two putti, with ribbons.

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