Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

Item Info

Item No: mca0980692
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin and French
Folio Number: 69v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: David watching Bathsheba
Notes: This miniature marks the beginning of the Seven Penitential Psalms. 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 depicts not his penance but the story of his sin as told in II Kings: 11-17. In the upper miniature, David spies the beautiful Bathsheba bathing. According to the story, he seduces her, and in order to keep her, orders her husband Uriah away to the frontline of battle where he will be killed, effectively murdering him.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597386
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 178 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 98