Paris Psalter Post 4/4
Paris psaulter (BnF MS Grec 139), folio 419v
The crossing of the Red Sea and the drowining of the Pharao’s Army. .I’ll start with the top half of the illumination: on the top left there’s the blue figure of the Night (Νυξ) and the female figure looking at her is the dessert. In the middle in blue is Moses while the rest of the people around him are the Israelites who crossed the Red Sea. The medieval knights are the Egyptian Army(bottom left) with the Pharao, dressed in byzantine royal garments, is being grabbed by the symbolic figure of the depth of the sea (the naked man). The female figure at the bottom right is the Red Sea(info link).
Paris psalter (BnF MS Grec 139), folio 422v
Moses receives the Tablets of the Law, and hears the call of God. (info link)
Paris psalter (BnF MS Grec 139), folio 435v
The prophet Isaiah with a very hellenistic looking Night (Νυξ) to the left and what was probably Day in Medieval Greek (Όρθρος) to the right.
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