Item Info

Item No: mca1820651
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 65r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: David in the waters
Notes: This miniature begins Psalm 68 marking one of the eight major liturgical divisions of the Psalms. The iconography of the miniature comes directly from the first verse of the Psalm: Save me, O God: for the waters are come even unto my soul. The two foreground figures holding a glass and a pitcher are a reference to the thirteenth verse of the Psalm: "They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song."

The style of illumination in this manuscript is typical of what is known as the "Golden Age" of Flemish illumination, a period that extended from ca. 1470 to about ca. 1560.
Notes: Two identifiable artists worked on this manuscript: the Psalm illustrations are by a follower of Masters of the Golden Fleece, and the Canticle illustrations are by the Master of Edward IV.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1542268
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 276 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 182
Creator Name: Masters of the Golden Fleece, follower of - Artist