The Paris Psalter

Posted February 5, 2017 9:33 am by Gregory DiPippo

The Paris Psalter

Since I used a rather plain page of the Paris Psalter to illustrate an article last week, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the images which have made it one of the most famous illuminated manuscripts of all time. It was produced at Constantinople in the mid-10th century, the heart of the era which Byzantine scholars often call the “Macedonian Renaissance,” under the emperors of the Macedonian dynasty (867-1055). The first of these, Basil I, came to power just twenty years after the final defeat in 847 of the Iconoclast heresy, the wake

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