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Belgium, perhaps in Mons, ca. 1450-1460
MS M.104 fol. 88r

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David: communicating with God -- David, crowned, wearing ermine-trimmed mantle and purse at waist, kneels with joined hands raised toward God, nimbed, as bust in sky. Beside David is harp. Scene in landscape with trees, lake, castle, and distant hills and cities.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, floreate, and vinescroll ornament. Baguettes with floreate and geometric patterns in left, lower, and right margins. In right margin in lozenge is peacock with tail fanned. In lower margin are two birds, one with wings extended.

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