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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 17r

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David: in Prayer -- Bust of David, nimbed and crowned, with joined hands raised, within initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
In left margin, medallion enclosing bust of prophet holding inscribed scroll (not legible). In bottom medallion, bear. Margin decorated with floreate ornament, some in vases and with gold balls; margin inhabited by bird, and goldfinch.
Pen-flourished initial.

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