Psalter

Record ID: 
77066
Accession number: 
MS M.79
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
France, possibly Saint-Omer, late 13th century.
Binding: 
Previously in 19th-century tooled dark green morocco by David, lettered: Heures; in mottled boards; slip case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; replaced by modern buckram clamshell binding in July, 2001.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
190 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 140 x 90 mm
Provenance: 
From the Musée Napoléon (stamp); Jean Paradis, Lyon (not in 1879 sale); William Morris; purchased from Morris's estate in 1897 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 24; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. psalter; calendar and litany point to Saint-Omer; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Saint-Omer, late 13th century (before 1298).
Decoration: 8 large historiated initials on gold grounds and many small ones, 12 calendar illustrations.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: