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Book of Hours
Netherlands, possibly Haarlem, 1496
MS S.2 fol. 124v

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David: communicating with God -- David, beside hat and harp, kneels with joined hands raised to God, wearing triple crown papal tiara, with right hand emitting rays (?) and holding tripartite cross-surmounted globe in left hand, in clouds of heaven. In background is palace, with turrets and moat with swans.
Margin with floreate ornament, including viola, inhabited by butterfly and two birds.

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