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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 65r

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David: in Prayer -- Beside harp on ground, David kneels with hands raised, looking up toward flying angel holding sword in each hand, one with two blades. In background is landscape, inhabited by figures, with river, castle, and buildings of city.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament, inhabited by half-figure of soldier, wearing helmet, raising sword above head. In lower margin, Bathsheba, nude, pouring water on herself from vessel in raised left hand, in tub.

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