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The Luttrell Psalter- Pages 19 and 20

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Psalm 91, ff. 166v - 170

These pages show some of the famous farming scenes. The right-hand page begins the cycle of scenes of the agricultural year with a depiction of winter ploughing. Farming activities were central to medieval village life, and a vital part of the duties that people owed their lord. Farming imagery also occurs frequently in the Bible. It is as if the ordered stability of life on Sir Geoffrey's estates mirrored the divine order, while the menace of the grotesque forces of chaos lurk on the margins and are held at bay by such order.

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