Psalter

Record ID: 
77239
Accession number: 
MS M.337
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Canterbury, England, 1200-1250.
Binding: 
French 18th-century speckled vellum, lettered: Paraphas Des Pseaumes.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
267 leaves (2 columns, 38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 330 x 230 mm
Provenance: 
Beauvais Cathedral (15th century catalogue, no. 72); comte le Caron de Troussures; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from the Comte Marie Louis le Caron de Troussures in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. containing psalms in Latin, with French text and commentary; written and illuminated in England, probably Canterbury, in the first half of the 13th century.
The commentary is based on Petrus Lombardus's Expositio in Psalmos.
Scribe: two scribes, one of whom, Huberz, signed the colophon on fol. 267: Huberz qui scriz cest livre ... ramentoit en sa deliverance, l'evesque qui en fist livrance.
Decoration: gold and blue initials with fine calligraphic ornament throughout; 7 marginal illustrations sketched in pencil.

Script: 
angular minuscule
Language: 
Latin and Middle French
Century: 
Classification: