David and musicians

David and musicians

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Caption: David and musicians, Whole folio The Psalter; beginning of the gradual psalms. David and his musicians ascend the symbolic fifteen steps of the Temple; the instruments include a shawm, portable organ, harp, trumpet, and pipe and drum. Psalm 119 with decorated initial 'A'. Borders of trompe l'oeil decoration with flowers. Image taken from Isabella Breviary. Originally published in S. Netherlands Bruges?; circa 1490-1497. Illustrated by Master of the Dresden Prayer Book.

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