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France, Rouen or Orléans, last quarter of 15th century
MS G.4 fol. 76r

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David: communicating with God -- Below canopy, David, crowned, with joined hands raised, kneels looking up toward half-figure of God, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, emerging from cloud amid rays. Harp is on floor next to David.
Scene in room, walls decorated with architectural ornament and pseudo-inscription, and with window to exterior.
Initial D enclosing bird.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry, and inhabited by bird pecking snail, and by monkey astride lion (Scene, Burlesque: Riding).

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