Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Psalm CXIX

Folio 48v

David, kneeling without his crown and covered with a long blue garment, prays to the Lord, whose face appears to him amid clouds.
This miniature introduces one of the gradual canticles, psalms sung by pilgrims climbing toward the holy city: "In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me." A castle, which is perhaps the King's, rises on the right.
The golden foliage on a blue background reappears in other miniatures by the Limbourgs. A white bird decorates one of the two capital letters, and the Duc de Berry's bear the other.

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