Item Info

Item No: mca1851062
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
NickName: Lewis Psalter
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 106v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: In this fully illustrated psalter, the historiated initials comment on the text of the psalm they illustrate. This initial Q begins Psalm 79, "Qui regis Israel intende...," (Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel) with God pruning the branches of a tree. The image alludes to the ninth verse of the psalm: "Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt, thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it."
Notes: Initial Q, beginning Psalm 79
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1225-1240.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466054
Country: Country:France

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