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Book of Hours
France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 81r

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David: communicating with God -- David, wearing cap, raising both hands, kneels on one knee before draped prie-dieu on which is open book. Next to him is turban like headgear topped by soft peaked hat and crown. He looks up toward half-figure of God, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross surmounted globe with left hand, in rayed arc of Heaven, with red seraphs.
Scene in landscape with trees, and buildings in distance.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament.

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