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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 39r

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1) Saul: hurling Javelin at David -- Standing beside cushioned bench, Saul, crowned, hurls javelin past young David holding harp in left hand and raising right hand. Scene in architectural setting.
Illustration of I Samuel 19:9, 10.
2) David: Messengers from Saul, and David: let down from Window -- Four messengers of Saul, in chain mail, armed with swords, stand outside building in which Michol, wearing berbette, lets down David through window.
Illustration of I Samuel 19:11-12.
3) David: with Ahimelech at Nob -- Young David receives five loaves in cloth from Ahimelech extending sword of Goliath toward him, at portal of building outside which is Doeg seated with legs crossed.
Illustration of I Samuel 21:3-6, 8-9.
4) Saul: Doeg accusing Ahimelech -- Three soldiers, wearing chain mail, two armed with spears, accompany Doeg, in chain mail, armed with sword, presenting Ahimelech raising right hand toward Saul, crowned, seated with legs crossed on cushioned bench on podium, extending left forefinger toward him. Seven priests, some with joined hands raised, appear behind the Ahimelech.
Illustration of I Samuel 22:9-10.

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