The Parish Churches of Ranworth with Panxworth,
South Walsham, Upton and Woodbastwick

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King David and the fool

King David and the fool from the Antiphoner

This miniature depicts the opening words of Psalm 53 “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God”. The court jester is seen saying these words to King David who replies “God looked down from heaven”. At the top of the picture, God is represented looking out of a cloud. Everyone is in 15th century dress.

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