Girolamo dai Libri, Initial M with David in Prayer

1501-1502
Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12.56.3

The text is the beginning of Psalm 51, Miserere mei Deus ("Have mercy on me O God").

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Photographed at the Metropolitan by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.