David and the Devil

David and the Devil

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Caption: David and the Devil, Miniature and text David in penitence before God, who is seen blessing in the sky. Behind David stands the Devil, who has big horns, a face on his groin, and the legs of a chicken. Psalm 38, beginning with decorated initial 'D' Image taken from Breviary of John the Fearless. Originally published in France Paris; between 1413 and 1419. Illustrated by Master of Guillebert de Metz.

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