Artwork: He has converted my soul upon the water of refreshment he has restored me
Artist: UNKNOWN; Illustrator of 'St. Albans Psalter', England, first half of 12th century
Date: First half of the 12th century
Technique: Miniature
Location: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections
Notes: From the "St. Albans Psalter", created at St. Abans Abbey essentially by Geoffrey de Gorham (or Gorron), Abbot of St. Albans (1119-46). Psalms 23:3f.: David and Christ clasp each other in intimate embrace. Christ places in David's mouth the tiny naked body of a soul: "He has converted my soul." They stand on clear water: "Upon the water of refreshment he has restored me."
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Subject: 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd


Hosts: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections [IMAGE]
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University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections [IMAGE]