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Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 158v

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Psalm 069 (Vulg., 068).
David, crowned, hands joined, is standing in stream, looking up. Two men stand on bank behind him, hands joined, both wearing fur-lined garments, one wearing hat. Walled city is at right, next to bridge going over the stream. Throughout are sheep, and in background is shepherd or musician sitting on ground playing curved horn. Scene is in landscape with flowering plants, and with trees, windmill, and either crosses or steeples in background.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament.

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