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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 258r

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Psalm 138 (Vulg., 137). David: in Prayer -- David, crowned, kneels before draped prie-dieu, with joined hands resting on open book atop the prie-dieu. Harp is on floor in background. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, thistle, and rose, and inhabited by winged fantastic animal playing bagpipe and by bear (?) playing drum (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument). Text is beginning of Psalm 138 (Vulg., 137), in Vespers for Friday.

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