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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 182r

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David: communicating with God -- David, wearing ermine mantle, kneels with joined hands raised in courtyard beside castle. He glances up to God, crowned, appearing amid clouds. David's crown, scepter, and harp are on ground beside him.
In background is landscape inhabited by figures.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament begins Penitential Psalms.

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