Durham Cassiodorus

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Illustration of David as Victor from the Durham Cassiodorus.

The Durham Cassidorus (Durham, Cathedral Library, MS B. II. 30) is an 8th-century illuminated manuscript containing Cassiodorus's Explanation of the Psalms. The manuscript contains two surviving miniatures of King David, one of David as Victor (right) and one of David as Musician. A third miniature is known to have existed, but does not survive. The manuscript was produced in Northumbria in about 730. The codex has 261 surviving folios. It is the earliest known copy of the commentary written by Cassiodorus in the sixth century and the hands of six scribes have been identified within it.