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Historiated Initial To Psalm 109, In 'The Grandisson Psalter'

Historiated Initial To Psalm 109, In 'The Grandisson Psalter'

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1275

Shelfmark: Additional MS 21926

Item number: f.151r

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This Psalter is named after one of its owners, John Grandisson, who was bishop of Exeter from 1327 until his death in 1369. It was adapted for his use, having originally been made for someone who perhaps lived in the area of Chichester. The opening words of Psalm 109 are 'The Lord said unto my Lord, "Sit thou at my right hand"': it was therefore common for English artists illustrating this psalm to depict God the Father and God the Son seated next to one another.

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