W.36, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.36, Touke Psalter, Latin (1250-1260 CE, Bruges, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Psalter

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W36/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.36

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1250-1260

Language(s): Latin, English


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Man drinking from a bowl, Woman holding a candle for Candlemass, Falconing, Man carrying bundles of wood, Sowing seed, Harvesting grapes, Gathering acorns, Slaughtering a pig, St. Peter trampling Nero in initial D, St. John the Evangelist trampling Domitian in initial D, St. Matthew trampling Hebeon in initial Q, St. James the Greater trampling Herod in initial D, St. Simon trampling Hirtacus in initial S, St. Matthew trampling Zaroes in initial E, St. Paul trampling Agrippa in initial C, St. Thomas trampling a persecutor in initial D

Text contents: Easter Tables, Calendar, Psalms, Canticles, Litany, Invocations, Collects

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Birth and death inscriptions in the calendar by Touke Family; English instructions for calculating Lent added in the sixteenth century in red, fol. 3v

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Unknown woman ,(mostly female saints in litany)

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in red-brown morocco in England by Lloyd, Wallis, and Lloyd in the nineteenth century; tooled fillets and florets on upper and lower covers; gilt inscription on spine reads “PSALTERIUM. ET CANTICA MS SAEC. XIII”; binder’s name in small gold letters, bottom of inside upper board

Folio height (in centimeters): 24.1

Folio width (in centimeters): 16.5

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