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Book of Hours
France, ca. 1470
MS M.28 fol. 94r

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David: in Prayer -- David kneels with hands raised and looks up toward Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, bearded, holding globe in left hand and pointing toward the globe with right hand, all in orb of heaven, emanating rays. On ground beside David are open book with pseudo-inscription, pointed hat-like crown with ermine trim, and harp; behind David is draped altar within temple with leaded-glass windows. In background is distant landscape.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are dog, laying down with body curled and head down; and male figure, possibly wild man, wearing hat, seated and playing pipe.

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