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Bible historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1325
MS M.323 II, fol. 9r

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David: communicating with God -- Next to drapery hanging over rod, David, crowned, indicating left eye with right index finger, is seated cross-legged on bench, looking up at Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, extending right hand toward David, holding book in left hand, as He emerges from cloud-edged arc of Heaven above tree. Diapered background.
Frame of blue decorated with gold and geometric ornament. Geometric and foliate ornament, and fox (?) on extenders of initial I.
Illustration of Psalm 39 (Vulg., 38).

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