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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 86r

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David: in Prayer -- Beneath canopy, David, wearing gold chain around collar of vair lined mantle, with joined hands raised, kneels at draped prie-dieu, decorated with architectual ornament, on which is open book. He looks up toward angel hovering, raising sword with right hand. Before prie-dieu is reliquary (?), decorated with statues standing below arches. On floor next to prie-dieu is hat with crown. In background are four men, wearing hats, one playing harp, the other playing lute.
Scene in room decorated with architectural ornament.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament and vine scroll with bands of floreate ornament.

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