Decorated Incipit Page

Unknownabout 1240 - 1250

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Gold capital letters laid out in an exquisitely balanced geometric grid continue the text of Psalm 1, which began with the large initial B on the page facing this one. The letters, set against colored grounds of mauve and blue, read: [B]eatus vir qui no[n] abiit in co[n]si[lio impiorum] (Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly).


  • Title: Decorated Incipit Page
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1240 - 1250
  • Location Created: Würzburg, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 22.7 × 15.7 cm (8 15/16 × 6 3/16 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and silver leaf on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.MK.93.12
  • Culture: German
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig VIII 2, fol. 12
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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