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Bible historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1325
MS M.323 II, fol. 14v

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David:in Prayer -- Man, wearing cap, kneels, with hands joined and extended toward Christ-Logos, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, and holding tripartite globe in raised left hand. He is seated amid clouds. Below, David, nude, wearing crown, swims in water. Burnished gold background.
Frame of pink and blue decorated with geometric ornament. Geometric and foliate ornament, and fantastic bird holding object in beak, on extenders of initial D.
Illustration of Psalm 69 (Vulg., 68).

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