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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 16v

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Psalm 021 (Vulg., 020). David: communicating with God -- David, crowned, with joined hands raised, kneeling beside harp, and looking up toward face of God, appearing in rayed arc of heaven; in hilly landscape with trees. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration inhabited by six half figures of angels emerging from clouds; monkey (left); dragon, partly formed of foliage; and lamb (lower). Decorated initial of Psalm 21.

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