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France, Paris, between 1495 and 1498
MS M.934 fol. 52v

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David: commanding Uriah -- David, crowned, seated in draped throne, holds scepter in right hand and with left hand extends piece of parchment upon which is pseudo-inscription, toward Uriah the Hittite. Uriah, wearing armor, kneels on one knee, holds spear in left hand and extends right hand toward David. In background stand two men, wearing hats, one with pience of parchment in his left hand.
Scene in room with window open onto landscape setting.
Margin is decorated with foliate border, including violas and roses, inhabited by bird and snail.

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