Manuscript Illumination with Singing Monks in an Initial D, from a Psalter

Artist: Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, Verona 1474–1555 Verona)

Date: 1501–2

Geography: Made in Verona, Italy

Culture: Italian

Medium: Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment

Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/16 x 7 in. (23 x 17.8 cm)
Illumination: 4 x 4 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.5 cm)
Mat size: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)

Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1912

Accession Number: 12.56.4

Description

The illumination heralds the beginning of Psalm 45: "Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles . . ."

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