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Border with Michal Helping David to Escape from Saul
Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561)
Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)
about 1525 - 1530
Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment
Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 48
Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
In the lower right corner, David's wife Michal lowers him out of a castle window as her father approaches the main gate with his army. Michal had fallen in love with the young
Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World Through Medieval Eyes (January 24 to May 28, 2017)
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