M.43, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Psalter

Holding institution classification: Psalter

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/76977


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1187-1245

Language(s): Latin, English, French


Country of production: United Kingdom

City or region of production: Oxford

Illumination contents: God enthroned holding a disc, Sun with moon and stars, Creation of Eve and animals, Fall of Man, Expulsion from Paradise, Cain and Abel bring offerings, Cain killing Abel, Cain cursed and Lamech slaying Cain, Noah building ark, Dove returns to the ark, Drunkenness of Noah, Building the Tower of Babel, Abraham slaying three kings, Abraham giving tithes to Melchizedek, Abraham meeting the angels, Lot barring the Sodomites, Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham sacrificing Isaac, Meeting of Rebecca and Isaac, Jacob instructed by Rebecca and Isaac blessing Jacob, Esau bringing venison, Jacob wrestling with the angel, Jacob sends sons to Egypt for corn, Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, Joseph interpreting dreams, Moses and the burning bush, Passage of the Red Sea, Israelites salvaging equipment of Egyptians, Moses receiving the tablets of the law, Moses and the golden calf, Joshua conquering Jericho, Jeptha met by daughter, Jeptha’s sacrifice, Elkanah with Hannah and Peninnah, Hannah and Elkanah in temple before Eli, Birth of Samuel, Samuel brought to Eli, Samuel anointing Saul, Samuel rejecting Saul, Samuel anointing David, David and Goliath, David decapitating Goliath, Death of Saul, Absalom hanging by hair, Death of Absalom, Annunciation to Zacharias, Birth of St. John the Baptist, Naming of St. John the Baptist, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Magi questioning Herod, Massacre of the Innocents, Baptism of Christ, Temptation of Christ, Third Temptation of Christ, Death of Lazarus with Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom, Death and torment of Dives, Raising of Lazarus, Entry into Jerusalem, Judas receiving payment, Last Supper, Washing of Feet, Betrayal of Christ, Resurrection of Christ, Three Marys at the Tomb, Harrowing of Hell, Noli me tangere, St. Stephen, St. Lawrence, St. Vincent, St. Hippolytus, St. Thomas Becket, St. Edmund, St. Clarus, St. Alban, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. James major, St. John the Evangelist, St. Matthew, St. Simon, St. Bartholomew, St. Martin, St. Anthony, St. Benedict, St. Maurus, Three Marys, Mary Magdalene preaching, St. Catherine, Tree of Jesse, Peter and apostle, Coronation of the Virgin, Paul and apostle, Clergy, Apostles, Kings with queens and apostles, Last Judgment, Jacob wrestling with angel in initial Q, Youth orant in initial C, Christ blessing in initial D, Christ blessing in initial U, Devil in initial D, Christ blessing in initial D, Christ blessing in initial D, Hunter spearing a lion in initial D, Youth spearing a dragon in initial A, Christ blessing in initial D, Three-headed musician in initial Q, Christ blessing in initial D, Combatants holding shields in initial M, Wrestlers in initial D, Male and female owner portraits adoring Christ in initial M, Seated angel holding a scroll in initial E, Jonah swallowed by the fish and Jonah sitting on the fish in initial S, Nimbed man seated in initial C, Elder in initial C, Christ enthroned in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Psalter

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Two Unknown artists, one perhaps depicted in the tail of the initial M on f. 81 where the Psalter’s first owners are shown kneeling before Christ

Patron: Possibly Lucia de Huntingfield and Rogerus de Huntingfield, for whom obituaries are included in the month of June

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: English 18th-century brown ooze leather, in red morocco solander case lettered: The Huntingfield Psalter – Southern England, ca. 1215.

Folio height (in centimeters): 31.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 23

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