Accession number: 
MS M.698
Brixen, Austria, or Southern Germany 1235-ca. 1250.
Purchased in 1925.
1 leaf, matted : vellum, ill. ; 165 x 136 mm
Probably from a Psalter reportedly part of the court library of the Archdukes Sigismund Franz and Ferdinand Karl in the Wappenturm, Innsbruck (according to Hermann and Swarzenski) and now at Innsbruck, Universitt̃sbibliothek, MS cod. 330, but missing from this manuscript before 1905 (lacking from Hermann's catalogue description); Steinmeyer sale, Lucerne, 1921? (untraced); Bernard d'Hendecourt; purchased from d'Hendecourt along with seven sister leaves by Robert Lehman in 1923; purchased from Robert Lehman with M.699 in 1925.

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.