Manuscript Illumination with Singing Monks in an Initial D, from a Psalter

Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment | 23 x 17.8cm | 1501-2

Girolamo dai Libri

While one monk looks down in pious contemplation, two others gaze at the divine beams of radiating light that inspire their song. But their eyes and voices are drawn outside the frame to the text and music on the page, as if they were reading and sin...
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