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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1500
MS M.52 fol. 329r

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David and Bathsheba: Bathsheba bathing -- Within garden, Bathesheba, nude, bathes herself in bath watered by fountain beside building. David, crowned, holding scepter in right hand, appearing within window with patterned hanging, looks on.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with budding and full irises and inhabited by butterflies.
Decorated initial D begins Psalm 110 (Vulg., 109).

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