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Egmont breviary
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 36v

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Psalm 074 (Vulg., 073). David: communicating with God -- David, wearing crown over conical hat, seated on throne, gesturing, and looking up toward face of God in rayed arc of heaven. Interior scene with tiled floor. Decorated initial of Psalm 74. Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling foliate decoration inhabited by half figures of two men, one gesturing and one holding book; and bust of men, wearing cap (left); hybrid dragon-like animal amid foliage (lower).

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