Item Info

Item No: mca1810762
Title: Psalter
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 76v
Source: Rare Book Department

Initial S, beginning Psalm 68


This initial S begins Psalm 68, “Salvum me fac deus quoniam intraverunt aquae usque ad animam mea” (Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul). The crowned figure in the lower register is David raising his arms toward Christ, beseeching his divine aid. The abstracted vegetal motifs in the border decoration are characteristic of a group of manuscripts produced in the Ghent-Bruges region of Flanders, or modern-day Belgium. This group has been identified by scholars as the “Tweede” group based on shared stylistic affinities.


This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1270.

Sirsi Catalog Key: 1457698
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1275
Image Dimensions Width: 127 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 181
Creator Name: "Tweede" Group - Artist

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