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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 44r

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David: sending Uriah to Joab -- Uriah, wearing helmet and armor, his left hand on sword hilt, accepts with right hand sealed letter from right hand of David, wearing hat with crown, holding scepter with left hand, standing in front of throne.
Scene in room decorated with architectural ornament, columns, apse with shell vault.
Foliate initial D with floreate ornament. Miniature surrounded by architectural frame including two columns with four statues in niches with canopies, two possibly prophets holding scrolls, and two indicating David. Frame inscribed VRIE DAVID

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