Choir psalter

Item Info

Item No: mcai450251
Additional Title: Choir psalter
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 45:25
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial D with David
Notes: This initial begins Psalm 26, "Dominus illuminatio mea et salvus mea ..." (The Lord is my light and salvation), recited at Matins on Mondays. The Old Testament king David, who is traditionally believed to have composed the psalms, is shown pointing to his eyes, enacting the first words of the psalm. According to medieval theories of vision, the eyes received the light of divine illumination that was then impressed upon the mind.

Lewis E M 45:15-25 are from the same manuscript. The leaves are not continuous, however, and the current numbering does not follow the original order.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1602049
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 364 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 45:15-25