Shepherds Purse: manuscript - Maciejowski Bible

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This image comes from a web site that has cataloged a wide variety of artifacts appearing in illustrations in the Maciejowski Bible (using the edition published in 1927 by S.C. Cockerell, Old Testament Miniatures, Phaidon Press Ltd - London, using a reprint either from 1969 or 1975). The book contains the first part of the Old Testament, from Genesis to David, and was created ca. 1250 probably in Paris. The scene above illustrates the story of David, showing him with typical attributes of a shepherd. He wears a small pouch at his waist -- possibly a frame-purse -- that does not fall in the stylistic range of the Shepherds Purse.


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