Psalter

Record ID: 
158216
Accession number: 
MS M.338
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Tournai, Belgium, ca. 1200.
Binding: 
English 13th-century pink stamped and gilt leather over boards, in brown box case, with hinges of two clasps remaining.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1908.
Description: 
209 leaves (1 and 2 columns, 38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 335 x 238 mm
Provenance: 
Beauvais Cathedral (15th-century Catalogue, no. 40, paper ticket on reverse of upper cover of manuscript reads: Beauvais Inv. 1408....1869); Comte de Troussures; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from the Comte de Troussures in 1908; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. commentary and gloss on Psalms 1-50; written and illuminated in Tournai, ca. 1200.
Decoration: 50 historiated initials, some marginal illustrations; Flemish Gothic style.
Artist: Ingeborg Psalter atelier.
Simon de Tournai's commentary on the Psalms in French, and Psalms 1-50 in Latin with interlinear translation in French.
Scribe: Probably executed by Danish scribes.--Cf. Liebman (1982), p. 52.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and old French
Century: 
Classification: