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  Artwork: He has sent redemption to his people, he commanded his covenant for ever
  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 111:5, 9: David sits on a throne holding an empty book which probably represents the covenant. He points to the caption "He has sent redemption to his people, he commanded his covenant for ever". Redemption has come through the covenant and through the sacrament which is taking place over his head. On the right is a tonsured priest, vested for mass in the alb, chasuble and stole. He holds the communion cup, "he has given food to those who fear him". Christ on the left is similarly tonsured and vested, his hands sharing the chalice and blessing with the priest.
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  Subject: 111: Great Are the Works of the Lord


  Hosts: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections  [IMAGE]