Illustration from the

Stuttgart Psalter

David fleeing from Absalom's army



RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
David and his court flee from Absalom (2 Kings 15:16-18)

Further details
David fleeing from Absalom's army, according to the title of Psalm 3
ARTIST/CREATOR: St-Germain-des-Prés (Paris)
DATE: 1st half 9th century
LOCATION: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod.bibl.fol. 23, folio 3v

A helmet with a mail curtain in the Stuttgart Psalter, f5v
An Armoured Carolingian Foot Archer in the Stuttgart Psalter, f12v



Referenced on p.12, Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-986 by D. Nicolle
The Stuttgart Psalter provides the best-known illustrations of arms and armour from the Carolingian period. It was made around 825 and the abundance of armour, as well as certain aspects of style, hint that it was made in Italy. (Stuttgart Psalter, Landesbib., Cod. Bib. 2°. 23, Stuttgart, Germany)



See also 8th-10th Century Carolingian Medium Cavalryman 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)
The same scene of David flees from Absalom, in the ninth-century Byzantine Chludov Psalter

Other 9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers