Psalter

Record ID: 
77413
Accession number: 
MS M.283
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Paris, France, between 1228-1247.
Binding: 
Formerly in maroon velvet; rebound in Nov. 1972 by Deborah Evetts in Hoffmann natural goatskin, blind tooled.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
173 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 160 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Rev. Walter Sneyd; his sale (London, Sotheby's, catalogue Dec. 16-19, 1903, lot 661, 4th day's sale, 2 plates); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Psalter, perhaps for the use of Worcester; written and illuminated in Paris, France, probably for an English patron, after 1228 and before 1247.
Decoration: 11 full-page miniatures on preliminary leaves, 9 historiated initials, 24 calendar medallions.
Artist: assigned by Robert Branner to the Soissons Workshop.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: