An illustration from
The Winchester Psalter
or Psalter of Henry of Blois, Mid 12th century
David and Goliath
King Saul arms David / David and Goliath
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David decapitates Goliath /
David presents Goliath's head to King Saul
Date: Mid 12th century-2nd half of the 13th century
Back to the smaller image of David and Goliath, The Winchester Psalter or Psalter of Henry of Blois, mid 12th century
Title: ‘Winchester Psalter’ or ‘Psalter of Henry of Blois’
Origin: Doubtless made at Winchester, England
Ownership history: (?)Henry de Blois, bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1096, d. 1171), for whom this manuscript may have been made:
the manuscript is attributed on liturgical grounds to the Old Minster, Winchester.
The pen-flourished decoration (ff. 46–142) was added in the 13th century; additions were also made to the calendar in the 13th century, and marginal rubrics added to the miniatures (replacing the original lettering over gold leaf, which must have already been rubbing off).
British Library Cotton MS Nero C IV
King Herod orders the massacre of the innocents, The Winchester Psalter or Psalter of Henry of Blois