A vellum miniature from a 15th-century Book of Hours done in the south of France, the miniature measures 77 x 71 mm and the whole page 146 x 116 mm. The text is from Psalm 6
Psalm 6 is the 6th psalm from the Book of Psalms. Its authorship is traditionally assigned to King David. David's supposed intention in writing the psalm was that it would be for anyone suffering from sickness or distress or for the state of Israel while suffering through oppression.
In the psalm, David pleads with God to punish him gradually, so that it is not in anger. He asks how long the suffering is for.