Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 29:7 Psalter
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 29:7
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial B with King David playing
- The initial B begins Psalm 1, 'Beatus vir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum ...' (Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly). The medieval Christians believed that David, the Old Testament king and ancestor of Christ, composed the Psalms. The term 'psalm' derives from the Greek word 'psalmos,' which means 'song sung accompanied by a harp.' This etymology explains the iconography of David playing the harp. This image therefore functions as a type of author portrait.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a psalter.
Extent116 x 166 mm
- 15th century
- Historiated initial
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