Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 6:4 Psalter
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 6:4
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial B with the Penitent David
- The initial B and the text from Psalm 2 on the reverse of this cutting indicate that this initial comes from a psalter. David kneeling with a hat beside him on the ground as he prays to God suggests the penitent David, a subject that usually illustrates the beginning of the Penitential Psalms. Here, however, David is also wearing a crown and playing his harp, iconography that is more consistent with this initial's place at the beginning of the Psalms, which in the Latin Vulgate begins 'Beatus vir...' (Blessed is the man).
Extent133 x 137 mm
- 16th century
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