Psalter

Record ID: 
161031
Accession number: 
MS S.8
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Antwerp, Belgium, 1551.
Binding: 
19th-century (?) calf, gold-tooled, preserving on spine remnants of earlier gold-tooled binding.
Credit: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Description: 
207 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 130 x 75 mm.
Provenance: 
William Salloch, Pines Bridge Road, Ossining, New York (dealer's label on end pastedown); E. Clark Stillman Collection.
Notes: 

Ms. psalter; written and illuminated in Belgium, Antwerp, 1551.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, David at prayer.
Collation: 2 paper + 3 vellum [middle one a stub that probably had owner's name, other data] + 207 + 5 vellum + 3 paper. Fol. i-verso has numbers, some type of accounts; ii is the stub; iii has an inscription in Greek at top of page and TEMPORE TE' TEMPERA mid page; iiii is blank on recto, full-page miniature of David at prayer on iiii verso. Psalter text ends fol. 199v with 2 words in Hebrew. On last vellum leaf is written: Anno C? ALUTIS HUMANAE SUPRA SESQUIMILLESIMUM QUINQUAGESIMO PRIMO STILO BRAB. ANTWERPIA 27 QUATERNJ. An early description of this manuscript assigns it to use of Antwerp.

Script: 
humanistic script
Language: 
Latin
Classification: