W.47, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.47, Psalter-Hours of Brother Guimier, Latin (1275-1299 CE, Northeast France (Flanders at the time))

Holding institution classification: Psalter-Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W47/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.47

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1275-1300

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Northeastern France

Illumination contents: David harping and David and Goliath in initial B, Trinity, Martyrdom of Thomas Becket, Betrayal of Christ in initial D, Christ stripped and beated in initial D, Flagellation of Christ in initial D, Christ Carrying the Cross in initial D, Crucifixion in initial D, Descent from the Cross in initial D, Entombment in initial D

Text contents: Added Index (sixteenth century), Calendar, Biblical Psalter, Weekly Canticles, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Hours of the Holy Spirit with Hours of the Virgin Interspersed, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown multiple hanf changes

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: original male patron may have been associated with an Augustinian foundation, possibly Saint-Augustin-lès-Thérouanne.

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound by Léon Gruel, Paris, late nineteenth or early twentieth century; red velvet with embedded champlevé enamel plaque of the Crucifixion, done in Limoges style, thirteenth or fourteenth century; two fifteenth- or sixteenth-century gilded bronze clasps inscribed “IsMa” in Gothic lettering attached to modern straps; manuscript originally housed in matching Gruel telescopic case with his name stamped in gold (now replaced by modern conservation box)

Folio height (in centimeters): 32

Folio width (in centimeters): 24

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