Biblical Subject   |   Biblical Text   |   Artist   |   Word
  Artwork: Your youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s
  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 103:5: An eagle soars up to heaven and then plunges head first into water. "Physiologus" explained that when an eagle felt it was growing old and blind, it would fly up towards the sun, burning its old feathers and the film from its eyes. It would then plunge three times into a stream of water and emerge rejuvenated.
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  Subject: 103: Praise the Lord, O My Soul!

  Hosts: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections  [IMAGE]