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Salterio Chludov [2006 facsimile edition]

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Salterio Chludov [2006 facsimile edition]
[Madrid] : Archivo Histórico de la Ciudad de Moscú : A.y N. Ediciones, 2006
[338] p. : col. ill., facsims. ; 21 cm
ND3357 .K48 S25 2006

The Chludov Psalter, created ca. 850, is a Byzantine illuminated manuscript that offers a rare glimpse not only of the generalities of ninth century theology, but also of the specifically momentous period that was iconoclasm (726-843). Its most famed marginal illustration depicts Christ’s crucifixion juxtaposed with the whitewashing of his image by an iconoclastic patriarch. Clearly assertive of representation’s importance within the practice of Christianity, the Psalter’s visual rhetoric was forceful enough to inspire vocal support from within the Church, not only contemporaneously but across several centuries. The Library’s 2006 facsimile edition, one of 995 copies, presents the Psalter (now held at Moscow State Historical Museum) in its original scale and coloring. It will play a significant role in the comprehensive study and teaching of Byzantine art at Stanford. Issued in leather binding and wooden box, with accompanying commentary volume.

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