Item Info

Item No: mcai040021
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial A, beginning Psalm 27
Notes: The large initial begins Psalm 27, "Ad te domine clamabo deus meus ne sileas a me..." (Unto thee will I cry, O Lord; O my God, be not thou silent to me). The significance of the owl and the swan in the initial is unclear. According to the medieval bestiary tradition, the swan sings most sweetly before it dies, and the owl can sometimes refer to Christ.
Notes: This leaf has been dated to ca. 1265.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1481897
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Cambrai, diocese of
Cardinal Point:northeastern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1275
Image Dimensions Width: 245 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 4:2

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