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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1480
MS M.493 fol. 76v

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David: in Prayer -- Beneath rays issuing from arc of heaven in which appears God, wearing triple-crowned tiara, raising right hand in blessing and holding globe in left hand, emitting rays, flanked by two angels with joined hands raised, kneels David, wearing ermine-trimmed garments fastened with morse, with joined hands raised, beside his crown and harp, looking up toward the arc. Scene in landscape with trees and city in background. Borders decorated with gold scrolling foliate and floreate ornament against blue background. Miniature for beginning of the Seven Penitential Psalms.

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