Queen Melisende of Jerusalem: The Convergence of Cultures in the Holy

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Queen Melisende of Jerusalem: The Convergence of Cultures in the Holy

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Gabriel Hao

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Around 1135, the Psalter of Melisende, the queen of Crusader Jerusalem, was created. Containing psalms and illustrations of important events in the Bible, this psalter for Melisende was created in the monastery of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. The six artists who worked on this piece of art combined Western European and Byzantine art when creating the drawings.[1] The volume was painted on parchment with ink, paint, and even gold. The book has a sculpted ivory binding that reflected the importance of the psalter and the prestige of its owner.

Keywords

History
architecture
Jerusalem
Melisende

Authors

Gabriel Hao

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