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
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.