W.43, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.43, Psalter with added litanies, Latin (1250-1275 CE, Northeast France (French Flanders))

Holding institution classification: Psalter with additions

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W43/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.43#page/1/mode/2up

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1250-1275

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Northeastern France

Illumination contents: The Trinity in initial D, David pointing to his eye before Christ in initial D, Christ banishing devil in initial D, Christ and the fool in initial D, David ringing bells in initial E, Three monks singing in initial C, David in water below the hand of God in initial S, King praying at altar in initial C

Text contents: Psalter, Weekly Canticles, Added Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Added Litany for Ash Wednesday, Petitions, Hymns, Canticles

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown- historiated initials has been likened to those created in the “Mathurin” and “Wenceslas” ateliers of Paris.

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in England, nineteenth century, in red leather over wood boards; gilt tooled designs on upper and lower covers, spine, edges, and turn-ins; spine inscribed “LIBER PSALMORUM M.S. XV CENT”

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 7

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