Initial D: David in Prayer

Object Details

Title:

Initial D: David in Prayer

Artist/Maker(s):

Taddeo Crivelli (Italian, died about 1479, active about 1451 - 1479)

Culture:

Italian

Place(s):

Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Place created)

Date:

about 1469

Medium:

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

Dimensions:

Leaf: 10.8 x 7.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Within an initial D, King David raises his hands in prayer and asks God to forgive him. A model of repentance for the reader of this book of hours, this image of David opens the Penitential Psalms section.

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