Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

David Imagines Christ Elevated Above All Other Beings

Folio 27v

At the left David stands facing black Africans, who are probably symbolic of all mankind.
Above hovers Christ, hands clasped before His chest, amid clouds that stand out against a background of gold and blue squares. The ornamented initial and foliage were, like the picture, executed at the time of the Duc de Berry.
Under the miniature the text of Psalm VIII praises the majesty of all creation.
The picture perfectly illustrates the opening verse: "O Lord our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens."

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