Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Psalm VII

Folio 88r

In this miniature by Jean Colombe the supplicant David is confronted by a lion, referred to at the beginning of the psalm: "O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one to redeem me, nor to save."
In the serenity of wooded hills dominated by baronial palaces, the Psalmist invokes the Lord. The river winding between the hillocks is enlivened by a rowboat.

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