W.68, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.68, Ramboux Psalter, Latin (1265-1275 CE, Hainaut)

Holding institution classification: Psalter

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W68/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.68

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1265-1275

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Hainaut

Illumination contents: The Ascension and Pentecost in initial B, Dragon in initial Q, David before God in initial D, David before God in initial D, King Enthroned in initial Q, Fool taking a bite of bread in initial D, God blessing David in initial S, David ringing bells in initial E, Singing cleric in initial C, David Praying before God in initial D, God Enthroned in initial D, David Praying before God in initial A, David praying before God in initial C

Text contents: Psalter, Canticles, Litany, Petitions, Invocations, Collects, Hours of the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in the fifteenth or sixteenth century in Belgium; brown calf over wood boards; blind stamped; vine patterns with beasts framed by inscriptions reading from top left corner, clockwise: “Deus de[di]t/ nobis sua[m] pace[m] et/ post morte[m]/ vita[m] eterna[m] amen”; a second inscription around the panels on the right side read “Deus dedit/ deus abstulerit/ sit nome[n]/ domini benedictu[m]”; one metal clasp detached (housed separately); one knotted fore-edge tab marks the beginning of the Canticles on fol. 97; fragment of an early liturgical manuscript used for front pastedown, and pieces of two different later service books reused as flyleaves

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 13

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