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Psalm: 118:161
Iconography: The psalmist holds an open blank book and points to the caption: Seven times in the day I have said praise to you. He is on his knees looking up to Christ who leans out of heaven. The image is very neutral and does not develop the visual potential of the text. The tag is required to discover what the psalmist is doing. Considering that this phrase is a key tenet of the Rule of St Benedict (Rule, chapter xvi), that monks should perform the Opus Dei in the seven offices of the day, the picture avoids any direct monastic reference.
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