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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 256v

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Psalm 132 (Vulg., 131). David: communicating with God -- David, crowned, holding harp with right hand, raises left hand and looks up toward God as half-figure, crowned, raising right hand, holding globe with left hand, emerging from cloud. Scene in landscape. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campanula, thistle, and cornflower, and inhabited by stork and by hybrid, extending shield with left paw, raising sword with right paw. Text is beginning of Psalm 132 (Vulg., 131), in Vespers for Thursday.

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