Book of Hours, use of Rome

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Book of Hours, use of Rome

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Item No: mca1120481
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Script: Hybrida
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 48r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: David and Bathsheba with the body of Uriah
Notes: This miniature was placed at the beginning of the Seven Penitential Psalms in this book of hours. David, who in the Middle Ages was believed to have composed the psalms, is often shown in penance at the beginning of this cycle prayers. This miniature depict not his penance but the story of his sin as told in II Kings: 11-17. David fell in love with the beautiful Bathsheba after spying her in her bath. He seduced her and, in order to keep her, ordered her husband Uriah away to the frontline of battle, effectively murdering him. In this miniature David and Bathsheba appear on either side of Uriah's dead body.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597389
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1525
Image Dimensions Width: 180 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 112

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