Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

David Plays the Harp

Folio 45r

Psalm I, "Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly," is introduced hy a harmonious miniature in which the Limbourgs have represented King David kneeling before an altar, caressing the strings of a harp, and looking heavenward while he sings.
Two of the faithful, seated on benches behind him, follow the text in their books.
The scene is set in a flamboyant Gothic chapel in which very thin colonettes support a delicately trefoiled arcade.

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