Psalm 52 (53) in the Wycliffite Bible
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
Most of the Wycliffite translators attempted to keep their translations as close as possible to the Latin text. The use of pictures from Latin copies of the Bible may reflect a desire to maintain traditional illustration as well. Here Psalm 52 (53, 'The fool says in his heart'), which begins at the large letter 'T' in the second column, is illustrated with a picture from a 13th-century psalter showing God casting arrows upon fighting men. The first words of the Psalm in Latin are written in the margin beside its beginning. The book's title 'Sauter' ('Psalter') is in damaged, coloured letters in the top margin.