Psalter

Record ID: 
77062
Accession number: 
MS G.73
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Franconia, Germany, ca. 1250.
Binding: 
18th-century brown sheepskin.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
141 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 211 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Marchese C. Trivulzio, Milan; his sale, Milan, Ulrico Hoepli, Nov. 27, 1886, lot 2; George Nestle-John, Frankfurt; H. and O. Nestle, Frankfurt; their sale, Frankfurt, Joseph Baer and Co., Oct. 6, 1931, lot 137; Kurt Arnholdt, Dresden; purchased in Apr. 1962 from William H. Schab, New York for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. psalter for the use of the diocese of Würzburg (calendar, litany); written and illuminated in Franconia, Germany, possibly in the monastery of Komburg, ca. 1250.
The Psalter is related stylistically to two other Psalters (Stuttgart, Landesbibliothek, Bibl.fol.46 and Munich, Staatsbibliothek, Lat. 7915), which have been linked to the Benedictine monastery of Komburg (Comburg) near Würzburg.
Decoration: 11 full-page miniatures, 12 large calendar miniatures with signs of the zodiac, 4 historiated initials, 7 large decorated initials.

Script: 
gothica textualis primitiva
Language: 
Latin
Classification: