Gallican Psalter with Canticles, Litany, and Two Prayers (Lewis
France, Paris, c. 1225–30
of the Magi.
Psalter begins with an extensive cycle of miniatures. The scenes
are arranged in roundels with gold frames and checkered pink and
blue backgrounds. This opening describes the Journey of the Magi
(Kings) at Christ's birth. The two scenes depict the Magi traveling
toward the star and standing before King Herod, who is inspired
by an evil spirit.
Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 185,