Manuscript Illumination with David in Prayer in an Initial M, 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: 8 15/16 x 6 1/4 in. (22.7 x 15.9 cm)
Illumination: 3 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. (8.1 x 8 cm)
Mat: 19 3/16 x 14 3/16 in. (48.7 x 36.1 cm)

Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1912

Accession Number: 12.56.3

Description

The illumination heralds the beginning of Psalm 50: "Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy."

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