Item Info

Item No: mca1820811
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 81r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: David playing music
Notes: This miniature precedes Psalm 80, marking one of the eight major liturgical divisions of the Psalms. The iconography of the miniature comes directly from the first verses of the Psalm: "Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery with the harp." The Psalm itself mentions several musical instruments. This manuscript was made in Flanders to be exported to England.

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