Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

God in Majesty

Folio 41v

Christ, with His hand on a globe, hovers in the sky, surrounded by angels with spread and folded wings.
The earth and its seas are symbolized by a small wood and a body of water with two ships.
Psalm CXLVIII, a hymn of universal praise of the Divine Power, begins just below the illumination: "Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye him in the high places. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, O sun and moon..."
The sun and moon are placed in the upper part on either side of the Lord. This miniature was painted by the Limbourg brothers.

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