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Rosary Psalter: MS 257b

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Rosary Psalter


Bening, Simon (Artist)


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, leaf with closely trimmed margins, 100 x 80 mm, framed illuminated area 87 x 58 mm, text block on reverse 75 x 48 mm, 16 long lines, ruled in red ink

CONTENTS: Prayer O Reyna y señora mia madre de dios.

DECORATION: full-page framed miniature: Ascension.

ORNAMENTATION: Gold ink initials [2 ll.] on blue or red grounds at the beginning of prayers; one-line gold ink initials on blue or red grounds; four-sides strewn-flower borders on brushed gold grounds surrounding text on reverse of miniatures.


History note: Henry Yates Thompson (1838 – 1928); his gift, 1895.

Place(s) associated

  • Bruges

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Method of acquisition: Given (1895) by Thompson, Henry Yates


Production date: circa AD 1525

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Support composed of parchment Page Height 100 mm Width 80 mm
Text Height 75 mm Width 48 mm
Illumination Height 87 mm Width 58 mm

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Accession number: MS 257b
Primary reference Number: 169758
Project ID: 106
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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