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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 259v

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Psalm 144 (Vulg., 143). David: in Prayer -- David, crowned, wearing gold armor, with joined hands raised, kneels on one knee looking upward. Harp is on ground next to him. Scene in landscape. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campanula, daisy, cornflower and rose, and inhabited by wild man, wearing shield on right shoulder, grasping stem of daisy with left paw and by hybrid man with face on hindquarters. Text is beginning of Psalm 144 (Vulg., 143), in Vespers for Saturday.

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