Illustration from the

Stuttgart Psalter

Folio 5v



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 5v

The Stuttgart Psalter portrays what appears to be a helmet with a mail curtain, this seems the most likely interpretation of the “helmum cum hasbergha.” "Carolingian Arms and Armor in the Ninth Century" by Simon Coupland, in Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies v.21 (1990)
David fleeing from Absalom's army (portrayed as Carolingian cavalry) in the Stuttgart Psalter, f3v
An Armoured Carolingian Foot Archer in the Stuttgart Psalter, f12v



Other 9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers