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Initial D: David in Prayer

Object Details

Title:

Initial D: David in Prayer

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place:

Hildesheim, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

probably 1170s

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 64 (97.MG.21), fol. 32v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 28.2 × 18.9 cm (11 1/8 × 7 7/16 in.)

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Object Description

Within the initial Dopening the introit for Palm Sunday, King David prays. Turning his face upward, he invokes the first line of the chant: Domine ne longe facias auxilium tuum a me [Lord, do not take away your help from me... ].