King with disputing fool

King with disputing fool

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Caption: King with disputing fool Whole folio End of Psalm 51. Psalm 52 beginning with initial 'D'. A seated king with crown and sceptre with four knights in mail armour disputing with a fool who is holding a flail-like bauble. Borders with eight medallions containing scenes from the lives of Moses and Samson including Moses and the Burning Bush; God delivering the Law to Moses; Moses raising the Brazen Serpent; Samson carrying off the gate of Gaza; Samson pulling down the house of the Philistines; linked together by knotwork with foliate and floral sprays Image taken from St Omer Psalter. Originally published in England Mulbarton co. Norfolk?; circa 1325-1330 and early 15th century.

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