Illustration from the

Stuttgart Psalter

An Armoured Carolingian Foot Archer


INFINEM PSALMUS DAUID UOX XPI AOPATREM.

RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament

Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR: St-Germain-des-Prés (Paris)
DATE: 1st half 9th century
LOCATION: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod.bibl.fol. 23, folio 12v



Referenced as figure 557 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
557. Manuscript, Stuttgart Psalter, early 9th century AD, Carolingian, Württembergischer Landesbibliothek, f. 23, Stuttgart.
David fleeing from Absalom's army (portrayed as Carolingian cavalry) in the Stuttgart Psalter, f3v
Detail of a swordsman in the Stuttgart Psalter, f13r



See also Carolingian Heavy Archer in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath
"Carolingian Arms and Armor in the Ninth Century" by Simon Coupland, in Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies v.21 (1990)

Other 9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers