Ms. psalter single leaf; illuminated in Southern Germany or Austria (central Franconia or the Tyrol?), 1235-ca. 1250.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature depicting the Nativity in a rocky cave.
M.698 along with M.699 and six other leaves were thought by Hanns Swarzenski to have constituted the complete cycle of miniatures that decorated the Innsbruck Psalter, Innsbruck, Universitätsbibliothek, MS cod. 370. According to Sandra Hindman, there is stylistic, decorative, and codicological evidence to support this claim.
The presence of Elizabeth among the saints in the Litany and in the cover illustration (canonized in 1235) gives a starting date for the Psalter.