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Initial D: David in Prayer
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Taddeo Crivelli
Italian, Ferrara, about 1469
Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment

4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.
MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 78V

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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.