W.44, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.44, Psalter for Cistercian female supplicant, Latin (1250-1275 CE, Northeast France (Flanders at the time))

Holding institution classification: Psalter

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W44/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.44#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 Annunciation, The Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, The Flagellation, The Crucifixion, Three Marys at the Tomb, The Harrowing of Hell, The Ascension, Pentecost, David harping in initial B, David anointed by Samuel in initial D, David pointing to his mouth before the face of God in initial D, Ahimelech beheaded by Doeg in initial D, Fool holding a club in initial D, David in water below Christ in initial S, David playng bells in initial E, Clerics singing in intial C, Kneeling female supplicant in initial D, God the father and Christ in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Added Prayer and Gospel Sequence, Biblical Psalter, Weekly Canticles, Litany and Collects, Added Hymn to the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Made for a lady with Cistercian connections in the third quarter of the thirteenth century; evidence includes initial with woman kneeling in prayer fol. 136v, and Cistercian saints in calendar

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in the early twentieth century in burnt sienna velvet, and housed at that time in a telescopic case, by Léon Gruel, Paris; edges gilt; earlier binding described in Rosenthal catalog as having been brown calf, with monogram “P P L” within a series of four “S’s” struck through with a vertical line

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 7

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