Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Psalm XXIV

Folio 91v

"To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not he ashamed."
The kneeling tonsured figure, dressed in a long red and gold cassock, illustrates the first verse of this psalm by holding up his soul, represented by the common medieval symbol of a small naked figure.
The church is decorated with unusual gold statues on pedestals. A golden angel perches on a gilded colonette near the altar. This miniature is by Jean Colombe.

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