This particular picture can be found in the Stuttgart Psalter psalm 91:13 . The Stuttgart Psalter is an illuminated 9th century Psalter that contains 316 images depicting the book of psalms. It is written Carolingian minuscule and is considered one of the most significant Psalters of the Carolingian period. This imaginative image depicts a warrior ( presumably Jesus) killing the great lion and the dragon for their followers/ believers to walk upon. The script at the top ( super aspidem et basiliscum ambulabis et conculcabis leonem et draconem) translated says “shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample on the lion and the dragon”. The manuscript is thought to have been created around 820 in the scriptorium at St. Germain-des-Pr├ęs in Paris France a royal monastery to which Charlemagne was a patron. The manuscript was first mentioned in a letter about it’s sale to Charles the second. THe psalter has been held in the W├╝rttembergische Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart since the 18th cenntury.

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