Item Info

Item No: mca1850010
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
NickName: Lewis Psalter
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 1v-2r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Opening with initial B, beginning Psalm 1
Notes: This initial B on the verso begins Psalm 1, "Beatus vir..." (Blessed is the man). In the upper register of the initial, King David is playing a harp. Below, he is shown as a youth slaying Goliath. Within the six roundels of the frame are musicians playing various instruments: (from the upper left corner clockwise) viol, psaltery, pipes, gittern, organ, and rebec. This leaf has been separated from its adjoining text, which continues on fol. 26r. The inscription on the opposite folio is a prayer to St. Michael of Limoges, written in a 15th-century cursive hand.
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1225-1240.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466054
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1250
Image Dimensions Width: 230 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 185