Ivory Book Cover of Charles the Bald, c.860



The Story of King David, Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich
Psalms 26 and 24: Charles the Bald prayer book cover ivories, c.860, Zurich Schweizerisches Landesmuseum AG-1311, DIG-3437
Source: Kornbluth Photography



The front cover is referenced on p29 Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-986 by D. Nicolle
'The Story of King David,' on a carved ivory book-cover made for Charles the Bald around 870. In addition to infantry armed with javelins, two horsemen carry three javelins or one spear and two javelins. (Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland)



See also Frescoes of Donors, Church of St. Benedict in Mals, South Tyrol, Italy, before 881AD
Other 9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers