Item Info

Item No: mcai170011
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial C with the Temptation of Adam and Eve
Notes: This initial begins Psalm 97, "Cantate domino canticum novum" (Sing to the Lord a new song), which praises God for his mercy and for the salvation of the world. Psalm 97, the beginning of one of the ten major divisions of the Psalms, is typically illustrated with a scene of a choir of monks. Here, however, the illuminator has chosen to emphasize the reason why the world needed to be saved. According to Christian belief, Adam and Eve committed the "original sin" by consuming the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. For this, they were expelled from Paradise, leaving their descendents to find the way back through the mercy of the Lord praised in Psalm 97.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1587832
Country: Country:Germany
Cardinal Point:southern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1250
Image Dimensions Width: 198 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 17:1

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