Illustrations depicting 9th Century Carolingian Soldiers from
The Golden Psalter of St. Gallen
Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 22

David feins lunacy before Achish king of Gath

Illustration from Psalm 33 (34), page 075


A larger image of David feins lunacy before Achish king of Gath, The Golden Psalter of St. Gallen
PSAT DaviD CUM MUTAUIT UULTUm SUUM CORAM ABIMELECH ET DIMISIT EUM ET ABIIT
By David, who left the presence of Abimelech after pretending to be crazy and being sent away by him

p. 75 zu Ps 33 u. dem Titulus Psalmus David cum mutavit vultum suum coram Abimelech, et dimisit eum et abiit, darüber Bild des thronenden Königs Achis (Abimelech), dem David, von zwei Männern gefasst, vorgeführt wird
[David is taken, by two men, to the enthroned king Achish (Abimelech).]

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Referenced on p.48, Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-986 by D. Nicolle
‘Saul’s Soldiers Arrest David,’ Saul’s servants are clean-shaven and unarmoured, but wear decorated tunics. (Golden Psalter, Cod. 22, Stiftsbibliothek, St Gallen, Switzerland)



See also David feins lunacy before Achish king of Gath, in the Bible of Stephen Harding, early 12th century