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Current Location: In storage

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Psalter

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, xiv paper flyleaves (modern pencil foliation I – XV) + 174 fols. + xxiii paper flyleaves (modern pencil foliation 175 – 180, 180a, 180b, 181 – 193, XVI – XVII), 157 x 123 (125 x 89) mm, 16 long lines, ruled in brown ink

BINDING: 17th century, brown leather over wooden boards, leather and brass straps on lower cover, brass catchplates on upper cover, parchment tabs, re-backed and repaired

CONTENTS: Fols. 3r – 172v Psalter, Gallican, with Canticles, Te Deum, Pater Noster, Apostles Creed, and Quicumque vult.

DECORATION: Eight full-page framed miniatures on gold grounds:
fol. 1r Annunciation; fol. 1v Nativity; fol. 2r Ascension; fol. 2v Christ in Majesty with heads of Evangelists’ symbols; fol. 173r Adoration of the Magi; fol. 173v Flagellation; fol. 174r Crucifixion; fol. 174v Resurrection.

Historiated initial in blue on gold ground within green and red frame:
fol. 25r Psalm 26, [D, 10 ll.] man standing within initial and pointing at text.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue, red and green stylized foliage initials [9 – 10 ll.] on gold ground within green and red frames for Psalms 1, 38, 51, 52, 68, 80, 97, 101, and 109 (fols. 3r, 40r, 53v, 54v, 68v, 86v, 104r, 107r, 123r); alternate red and blue pen-flourished initials [3 – 4 ll.] for remaining Psalms and Canticles; alternate red and blue one-line penwork verse initials.

Notes

History note: Howell Wills (1854 – 1901), his manuscript A.IV.93 (label inside upper cover); purchased at his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 11-17 July 1894, lot 1330.

Place(s) associated

  • Regensburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1894) by Wills, Howell

Dating

Thirteenth century
Circa 1270 CE - Circa 1280 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Text Height 125 mm Width 89 mm
Page Height 157 mm Width 123 mm

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ad eos in ira sua
  • Location: Fol. 4r
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 239
Primary reference Number: 169752
Project ID: 433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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