Ms. 46 (92.MK.92), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Bute Psalter

Holding institution classification: Psalter with additions in the mid-1300s

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1260 – 1355

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Herod Embracing Pilate in initial Q, Absalom Hanging from a Tree in initial D, A King Sleeping in a Bed in initial C, Abraham Ousting Hagar and Her Son Ishmael in initial V, David Kneeling in Prater in initial D, David Confronting a Man Throwing a Stone at Him in initial D, Man Working at a Winepress in initial D, Priest Before an Altar in initial C, A Man Looking at a Sparrow in initial I, A Man Clothing a Nude Man in initial U, Jewish Man Points to the Ground in initial D, Ecclesia Holding a Lance and Chalice in initial D, The Resurrection in initial C, Christ Crowning David in initial E, Youth Handing a Crown to David in initial D, Pentecost in initial C, David Praying in initial E, God Crowning David in initial D, The Crucifixion in initial D, The Jewish Peoples Freed from Captivity in initial D, The Harrowing of Hell in initial D, Two Men Beating the Ground with Mallets in initial A, Angel Revivifies a Fountain in initial J, The Anointing of David in initial D, David in the Temple in initial A, Priest Sacrificing a Ram Before an Altar in initial A, Bishop Blessing a Church in initial E, Bird Escaping from a Man’s Basket in initial I, Man Holding a Wheat Sheaf in initial N, Priest Baptizing a Child in initial B, Christ Holding a Crown and Flail in initial E, David Playing the Fool before Achish King of Gath in initial B, Christ Holding a Cross and a Lance in initial I, Assassination Scene in initial D, David Pointing to a Bloody Sword in initial D, David Pointing to His Mouth in initial D, Christ Holding a Crown and David in initial E, David Distributing Bread in initial B, A Stag Being Killed By a Man on Horseback With a Lance in initial Q, A Man Praying in initial I, Two People in initial D, David Playing the Harp in initial E, Ecclesia Holding a Cross-Staff and a Chalice and Synagoga Dropping the Tablets of the Law in initial D, The Ascension in initial O, A Knight Rides a Unicorn Toward Two Boars in initial M, A Devil Takes the Soul of a Dying Man in initial A, God Refusing the Jews’ Sacrifice in initial D, Nathan Revealing the Lamb to David in initial M, A Priest Stabbed by a Soldier in initial Q, The Fool with a Dog Face and Wearing Winged Headgear Menacing Christ in initial D, David Cutting Saul’s Tunic in initial D, Passengers in a Boat Crying Out to God for Mercy in initial E, David’s Thefy of the Spear and Chalice in initial M, Saul and a Fool in initial M, A Devil Speaks to a Man with a Rod in initial S, Michol Helping David Climb Out a Window in initial E, A King with Raised Arms in initial D, David Crushing the Devil Underfoot in initial E, A Monk Crushed by a Fallen Tower in initial E, David as a Knight Holding a Sword in initial D, An Archer Fitting an Arrow into His Bow in initial E, Nebuchadnezzar Holding a Jewish Captive in initial T, The Lion Ressuscitates its Cub in initial I, Aarow and a King Holding a Flowering Rod in initial D, Two Kings Lifting the Ark of the Covenant in initial E, The Lord Appearing to David in the Water in initial S, Rechab and Baanah Bringing Ishbosheth’s Head to David, David Atop a Tower Pointing to Three Demons Below in initial I, People Worshipping a Golden Calf in initial D, Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law in initial I, A King in initial U, A Woman Confessing to a Cleric in initial C, God Removing Synagoga’s Blindfold in initial N, The Divine Hand Crowning David in initial V, Moses Striking a Rock in initial A,

Text contents: Psalter, Added Commendation of Souls, Added Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Added Hours of the Passion

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Bute Master (Franco-Flemish, active about 1260-1290) and workshop of the Passion Master

Patron: Probably made for a noblewoman in the late 1200s

Materials: Tempera colors, gold, and iron gall ink on parchment

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with red velvet

Folio height (in centimeters): 17

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.9

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