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Abstract

This psalter was produced in a monastery in the Diocese of Augsburg in the mid thirteenth century, as shown by entries in the calendar and litany. The decoration includes six full-page miniatures, ten historiated initials, and seasonal and zodiac roundels for each month. Related manuscripts include New York, New York Public Library Ms. Spencer 11 and Augsburg, Augsburg University Library Ms. 1.2.qu.19. The text has been supplied with marginal notes throughout in Latin and German, and a fourteenth-century deed discussing property of the Bazth and Ladon families has been included as a flyleaf.

Hand note

Written in early Gothic bookhand

Decoration Note

Prefatory cycle with four full-page miniatures; two full-page miniatures in the Psalter proper; calendar with seasonal and zodiac roundels for each month; ten historiated initials (10-20 lines); gold initials with red and blue pen flourishes for each psalm; small gold letters beginning each sentence throughout; rubrics in red; text in black ink

Contributors

Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Davis, Lisa Fagin

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Hamburger, Jeffrey

Contributor: Klemm, Elizabeth

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1935, p. 769, no. 78.


Swarzenski, Hanns. Die Lateinischen Illuminierten Handschriften des XIII. Jahrhunderts in den Ländern an Rhein, Main und Donau. Berlin: Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, 1936, p. 60, no. 1, fig. 746.


Dayton Art Institute. Flight, Fantasy, Faith, Fact: A Loan Exhibition Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Powered Flight, 1903-1953. Dayton, OH: Dayton Art Institute, 1953, p. 14, no. 84.


Jeauneau, Édouard. "Un 'dossier' carolingien sur la création de l'homme, Génèse I,26-III,24." Revue des Études Augustiniennes 28 (1982): 114.


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Keywords
Christian
German
Psalter
Germany
Devotion
Historiated initial
13th century

Origin Place

Augsburg, Germany

Date

Mid 13th century CE

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Ca. 1900; purple velvet over millboard; sewn on five thin recessed cords; blind-tooled with an ivy leaf rolled border and a three-line roll formed into a saltire

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.

Provenance

Monastery in the Diocese of Augsburg, mid-thirteenth century

Bénigne-Charles Févret de Saint-Mémin

Kupitsch, Vienna, sale 1840

Professor Victor Goldschmidt, Heidelberg

Henry Walters, Baltimore, obtained from Léon Gruel before 1931

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

← search Psalter W.78

Origin Place

Augsburg, Germany

Date

Mid 13th century CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.

Provenance

Monastery in the Diocese of Augsburg, mid-thirteenth century

Bénigne-Charles Févret de Saint-Mémin

Kupitsch, Vienna, sale 1840

Professor Victor Goldschmidt, Heidelberg

Henry Walters, Baltimore, obtained from Léon Gruel before 1931

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This psalter was produced in a monastery in the Diocese of Augsburg in the mid thirteenth century, as shown by entries in the calendar and litany. The decoration includes six full-page miniatures, ten historiated initials, and seasonal and zodiac roundels for each month. Related manuscripts include New York, New York Public Library Ms. Spencer 11 and Augsburg, Augsburg University Library Ms. 1.2.qu.19. The text has been supplied with marginal notes throughout in Latin and German, and a fourteenth-century deed discussing property of the Bazth and Ladon families has been included as a flyleaf.

Hand note

Written in early Gothic bookhand

Decoration Note

Prefatory cycle with four full-page miniatures; two full-page miniatures in the Psalter proper; calendar with seasonal and zodiac roundels for each month; ten historiated initials (10-20 lines); gold initials with red and blue pen flourishes for each psalm; small gold letters beginning each sentence throughout; rubrics in red; text in black ink

References

Contributors

Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Davis, Lisa Fagin

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Hamburger, Jeffrey

Contributor: Klemm, Elizabeth

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1935, p. 769, no. 78.


Swarzenski, Hanns. Die Lateinischen Illuminierten Handschriften des XIII. Jahrhunderts in den Ländern an Rhein, Main und Donau. Berlin: Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, 1936, p. 60, no. 1, fig. 746.


Dayton Art Institute. Flight, Fantasy, Faith, Fact: A Loan Exhibition Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Powered Flight, 1903-1953. Dayton, OH: Dayton Art Institute, 1953, p. 14, no. 84.


Jeauneau, Édouard. "Un 'dossier' carolingien sur la création de l'homme, Génèse I,26-III,24." Revue des Études Augustiniennes 28 (1982): 114.


Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Christian
German
Psalter
Germany
Devotion
Historiated initial
13th century
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