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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 46v

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Psalm 102 (Vulg., 101). David: communicating with God -- David, crowned, wearing pouch tied to waist, kneeling, with both hands raised, and looking up toward face of God in rayed arc of heaven. Scene in hilly landscape. Decorated initial of Psalm 102. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration inhabited by two hybrid men with two-legged horse-like bodies, wearing caps, and holding shields, one with left hand raising club, and one with right hand raised, and bust of man, wearing turban-like headgear (left); hybrid dragon-like animal amid foliage (lower).

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