Item No: mca1850661
Additional Title: PsalterScript: Gothic bookhand
NickName: Lewis Psalter
Folio Number: f. 66r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: In this fully illustrated psalter, the historiated initials comment on the text of the psalm they illustrate. This initial D begins Psalm 38, "Dixi custodiam vias meas ut non delinquam in lingua mea ..." (I said I will take heed to my ways that I sin not with my tongue), which explains why David is pointing to his mouth in the initial.
Notes: Initial D, beginning Psalm 38
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1225-1240.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466054
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1250
Image Dimensions Width: 230 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 185