David and Musicians

David and Musicians

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Caption: David and Musicians, Whole folio The Psalter. David introduces his singers of the 'old song' of the Old Testament to the 'new song' of the angels saluting the birth of Christ David is holding a har; orher instruments include a dulcimer, portable organ, rebec and lute. Beginning of Psalm 95 with decorated initial 'C'.Borders with trompe l'oeil decoration of acanthus, flowers, insects, and a peacock 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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