Monday, July 20, 2009

A Collection of Psalters On Display at the Getty Museum

On view through August 16, 2009.

In an era of e-books, it is impressive to see the enduring beauty of the 21 manuscripts and leaves, or individual pages, displayed in "Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David." All of the examples -- some large, some tiny -- were drawn from the Getty's own collection of the illustrated texts, inaugurated in 1983 with the purchase of 144 manuscripts owned by German chocolate magnate Peter Ludwig and his wife, Irene. (Martha Groves, "Getty displays medieval manuscripts focusing on King David," LA Times, July 20, 2009)
(HT: Jim Davila @