Leaf from a PsalterArtist(s)FrenchArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date13th century - 14th centuryMedium & Supportink and gold leaf on parchmentDimensions
12 ¼ in x 8 ½ in (31.12 cm x 21.59 cm)Credit LineGift of Mrs. Carrol RobertsenSubject 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 TypemanuscriptAdditional Object Classification(s)Unbound WorkCollection AreaWesternRights
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