Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Prayer of David

Folio 52v

The first miniature represents David kneeling, intoning Psalm CXXII, a song of confidence in the Lord God, who appears to him amid the clouds: "To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven. Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, as the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress..."
Several figures, probably representing the servants and handmaid of the canticle, look out from behind a barred window set in the tower wall. In the background a landscape opens.
Like folios 53r and 53v, this painting is attributed to Jean Colombe.

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