Item No: mca1820811
Additional Title: Psalter
Rare Book Department
David playing music
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.
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.
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Lewis E 182
Masters of the Golden Fleece, follower of - Artist