W.41, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.41, Cologne Psalter-Hours, Latin (1275-1300 CE, Cologne, Germany)

Holding institution classification: Psalter-Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W41/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.41#page/1/mode/2up

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1250-1300

Language(s): Latin, German

Use: Franciscan

Country of production: Germany

City or region of production: Cologne

Illumination contents: Hooded man feasting and stoking fire, Pruning vines, Hoeing, Man with flowering branches, Falconing, Young man picking flowers, Man with scythe, Man with sickle, Man trampling grapes, Sowing seed, Man carrying dead hog, Man butchering hog, The Annunciation, The Crucifixion, The Ascension and Pentecost in initial B, David pointing to his eyes before God in initial D, Pilgrim below the face of God in initial D, Seated king holding sword and orb in initial Q, Fool below the face of God in initial D, Christ blessing David in the sea in initial S, David playing bells in initial E, Two clerics singing in initial C, David pointing to his mough below the face of God in initial D, Christ enthroned blessing in initial D, Noli me tangere in initial C, Virgin and Child enthroned in initial D, Descent from the Cross in initial D, Bosom of Abraham in initial D, Pentecost in initial S

Text contents: Calendar, Gallican Psalter, Canticles, Litany and Collects, Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Salve Regina

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: related to the style of Li├Ęge manuscripts of the 1280s-90s. They are also considered to be stylistic precursors of works by Johannes von Valkenburg, such as two graduals he created for Franciscans in Cologne in 1299

Patron: Made for a Franciscan community in Cologne, Germany

Materials: Parchment, cream-colored; thin to medium thickness

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Sixteenth- or seventeenth-century boards (possibly beech) re-covered in the nineteenth century with now worn red velvet, probably by Gruel; eighteenth- or nineteenth-century clasps, crudely reattached

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.9

Folio width (in centimeters): 7.7

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