The Pabenham-Clifford Hours

Penitential Psalms

Texts and Images

The first of the seven Penitential Psalms (Psalms 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, and 142) recited as prayers of contrition and repentance, opens with a large historiated initial D showing the Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John. The full border contains images of the patrons, heraldic shields and grotesques. Remaining text divisions are marked by ornamental initials.