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Initial B: David Playing the Harp for Saul and David and Goliath

Object Details

Title:

Initial B: David Playing the Harp for Saul and David and Goliath

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Flemish

Place:

Bruges (possibly), Belgium (Place Created)

Date:

mid-1200s

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 14 (85.MK.239), fol. 16v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 23.5 × 16.5 cm (9 1/4 × 6 1/2 in.)

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The Decorated Letter (January 14 to March 29, 1992)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 14 to March 29, 1992
Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Musicians and Instruments in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (January 25 to April 10, 1994)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 25 to April 10, 1994
Manuscript Illumination of the 13th Century (January 21 to April 6, 1997)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 21 to April 6, 1997
The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible (October 27 to December 29, 2002)
  • Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), October 27 to December 29, 2002
The Decorated Letter (November 13, 2007 to January 27, 2008)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 13, 2007 to January 27, 2008
The Old Testament in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (June 1 to August 8, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 1 to August 8, 2010