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Selected illustration of military interest from
Byzantine Psalter, 1084AD.
Dumbarton Oaks MS 3, BZ.1962.35.

folio 71r , David and Goliath.



David and Goliath

Psalter and New Testament
Dumbarton Oaks Manuscript Three (Acc. No. BZ.1962.35)


Compact manuscripts such as this one were primarily produced in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, as expressions of personal piety. Dumbarton Oaks’ MS 3, combining the Psalter, Odes and New Testament in a single column, is a luxurious, generously illustrated book with much of the text written in gold. It includes a table with dates for Easter for the years 1084 to 1101, and so can be dated with confidence to 1084.
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Also from this manuscript: f.27r Repentance of David. Byzantine Psalter, 1084AD. Dumbarton Oaks MS 3, BZ.1962.35.



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