Item Info

Item No: mca1810012
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 1v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: In the lower register of this full-page initial B, beginning Psalm 1 "Beatus vir..." (Blessed is the man), a young David prepares to sling the rock that will strike Goliath dead. Above, King David plays a harp. While these scenes are typical of medieval iconography, certain aspects apparent in the initial's execution, such as the quality and application of the gold leaf and pigments as well as the manner of the artist's style, suggest that this miniature is a modern forgery executed in the nineteenth century. Indeed, it was copied by the forger from a full-page initial in a psalter now in the Morgan Library in New York (M. 97). The rest of the manuscript is authentic.
Notes: Initial B, beginning Psalm 1
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1270.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1457698
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1275
Image Dimensions Width: 127 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 181

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