Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Psalm CXXX

Folio 62v

This miniature illustrates David's canticle of confidence and humility: "If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul."
We can see that the artist's imagination seeins to have failed him for several of these psalms, for he contented himself with depicting the King of Israel kneeling before his Creator in various settings: here, in front of the open door of a Gothic chapel.

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