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Psalm: 77:1
Iconography: In the centre of the initial is an eagle on a pole. David stands on the left, addressing an assembly of twelve people. The words and phrases in this psalm refer to Deuteronomy 31:19- 32:11. Here God instructed Moses to remind the twelve tribes of Israel about the law by singing a canticle. Direct your attention my people to my law. God would then offer protection. 'As the eagle, enticing her young to fly and hovering over them, he spread his wings'
Art: The faces are left unpainted, apart from the whites of the eyes and lips, visible with backlighting.
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Historical Relevance:
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