|f.13r David playing a psaltery.
David jouant du psaltérion
|f.13v David playing a harp and composing the Psalms.
David composant les Psaumes
|f.14r Musicians and scribes recording the Psalms
Source : Enluminures
f.13v & f.14r referenced as Figure 10 in Jeremy Johns, Muslim Artists and Christian Models in the Painted Ceilings of the Cappella Palatina
King David composing the Psalms with his musicians and scribes. Psalter. Sens, Abbey of St Remi (?), c. 842–850. Angers, Bibliothèque municipal, MS 0018, fols 13v–14r
mid-9th century Psalter probably originally from St Remi at Sens, now in the Bibliothèque municipale at Angers (MS 0018)
Angers, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 18, fols 13v–14r: Psalter, Sens, Abbey of St Remy, c. 842–50
This pairing of harpist and scribe (or scribes) is familiar, as King David and his Scribe(s), from many Romanesque illustrations of the revelation of the Psalms. For example, in the mid-9th century Psalter probably originally from St Remi at Sens, now in the Bibliothèque municipale at Angers (MS 0018), King David and one musician are illustrated on the left-hand page of an opening, opposite the page depicting three more musicians in the upper register and, below them, two seated scribes, both writing upon long scrolls (Fig. 10).
Musician tuning a Triangular Psaltery. Cappella Palatina: Nave ceiling, Muqarnas, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
Arabic Scribe in the Painted Wooden Ceiling of the Palatine Chapel (Cappella Palatina), Palermo, Sicily, Italy.