Item Info

Item No: mca1850521
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
NickName: Lewis Psalter
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 52r
Source: Rare Book Department

In this fully illustrated psalter, the historiated initials comment on the text of the psalm they illustrate. This initial C begins Psalm 18, "Celi enarrant gloriam ..." (The heavens show forth the glory). It represents King David addressing the Apostles Peter and Paul, identified by their respective attributes, the key to the Church and a sword. The rubric to the left of the initial helps to explain this scene: "Hic David commendat apostolos novam legem predicantes" (David entrusts the New Law to the preachers).

Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466054
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1250
Image Dimensions Width: 230 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 185