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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 108v

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David: sending Uriah to Joab -- David, standing in front of bench, wearing hat, extends left arm toward Uriah the Hittite, wearing armor, kneeling on one knee, and holding sealed letter to breast in right hand. He holds spear in right hand and wears sword at waist.
In background, to left, figure stands beside canopied bed within bedroom.
To right, two horsemen and soldier, standing, holding spear, gather in courtyard surrounded by buildings. One horseman holds bridled white horse.
Miniature within illusionistic frame.

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