Psalter of Basil II

Illustration

by Unknown Artist
published on 08 November 2017

An early 11th century CE depiction of Byzantine emperor Basil II (r. 976-1025 CE) being crowned and armed by archangels. He is being blessed by God from above and worshipped by military saints on both sides. Below, courtiers and defeated enemies bow in submission. Frontispiece of the Psalter of Basil II. (Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice, Italy)

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