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Leaf from a Psalter

Accession Number
2015/2.3A&B

Title
Leaf from a Psalter

Artist(s)
French

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
13th century - 14th century

Medium & Support
ink and gold leaf on parchment

Dimensions
12 ¼ in x 8 ½ in (31.12 cm x 21.59 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen

Subject matter
An ornate, floriated border of blue, red, white frames two columns of Latin blackletter script, and gold leaf featuring a large illuminated initial “S”. This leaf incorporates the use of interlace, which can be observed particularly in the rendering of the illuminated initial. The text is derived from Psalms 68:31 – 69:1-7, indicating that it likely belonged to a Psalter, one of the most popular manuscripts during the medieval period.

Physical Description
Double-sided illuminated manuscript leaf with two blocks of Latin blackletter script framed by floriated borders of blue, red, and gold leaf featuring interlace and an illuminated initial.

Primary Object Classification
Bound Work

Primary Object Type
manuscript

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area
Western

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Keywords
Medieval (European)
historiated initials
illuminations (visual works)
manuscripts (documents)
text (layout feature)

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